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Building Sustainable eParticipation Strategies Using Living Labs

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Cleland, Brian, Mulvenna, Maurice, Galbraith, Brendan, Wallace, Jonathan and Martin, Suzanne (2012) Building Sustainable eParticipation Strategies Using Living Labs. In: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on eGovernment. Academic Publishing International Limited, Barcelona, pp. 149-158. ISBN 978‐1‐908272‐41‐6 [Book section]

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The paper explores whether Living Labs, acting as open innovation intermediaries, can address some of the challenges surrounding the sustainable adoption of eParticipation tools and methods. We begin by analysing the existing literature on Living Labs and Open Innovation, and the extent to which Living Labs can act as innovation intermediaries. We then consider the research on eParticipation, and in particular some of the risks and challenges surrounding the sustainability of innovation in this area. In the second part of the paper, focusing on the PARTERRE project, we present the methodology and key findings of six eParticipation pilots. Further comments and analysis based on these findings is provided, examining issues such as inter-cultural barriers, technological factors, organisational concerns and participant feedback. Finally, we present some conclusions in the light of the findings.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Ulster Business School
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Ulster Business School > Department of Management and Leadership
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
ID Code:22427
Deposited By:Professor Maurice Mulvenna
Deposited On:12 Jun 2012 09:45
Last Modified:25 Oct 2012 15:54

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