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Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 5. Conclusion

We argued that the risks and challenges of digitally interoperable enterprise architectures that define the environment of contemporary organisations cannot be understood solely by looking at the traditional distinction between... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 29 December 2007 Permalink

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Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 4. Putting it all together

The issues briefly sketched above lead us to discuss the risk and challenges for the creation digitally interoperable enterprise architecture between the public and the private sectors along three key... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 30 November 2007 Permalink

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Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 3. Federated, concentric and platform organisations

Building the internal capabilities, technical architecture, service delivery, planning and contract monitoring to achieve this ambition will require a governance framework encompassing a wide spectrum of arrangements, including the measurement... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 29 October 2007 Permalink

Towards a new model of governance part3

Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 2: New technologies in organisations: issues and perspectives

Global ICT Programmes require the intersection of information infrastructures well beyond the conventional boundaries of institutions and organisations, which are typically demarcated by the legal (or contractual) boundary of their purposes and activities. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 30 September 2007 Permalink

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Towards a new model of governance to manage new technologies in organizations - Part 1: Introduction

According to a recent report of the META Group Inc. (2006) , requirements for digital interoperability between the public and private sectors will drive enterprise architecture over the next years, impacting 50% of the Fortune 500 companies and extending into the global domain. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 31 July 2007 Permalink

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Towards a New Model of Management for the Governance of Innovation. Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

Over the past few years the blog 'Innovation, Risk and Governance' has explored a variety of topics, but it is possible to identify two core (although not always necessarily related)... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 15 February 2007 Permalink

Innovation, Risk and Governance

Experiments Without Borders? Ethical and Participatory Approaches to New Technologies

Sheila Jasanoff delivered the BIOS Annual Lecture chaired by Nikolas Rose at the London School of Economics. The title parallels some of the issues that have been recently discussed by the Giannino Bassetti Foundation's web-site about 'Science, Politics & Responsibility'. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 26 November 2006 Permalink

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Science, Politics and Responsibility: An Agenda for the Governance of Innovation and Technology

About the governance of innovation and technology, we will try to explore the tensions surrounding this debate and suggest some definitions to help the reader go through the maze of conflicting interpretations. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 March 2006 Permalink

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Categories Politics, Responsibility

An extract from the Oxford English Dictionary about the definition of the term 'policy'

III. 8. attrib. and Comb., as (sense 5) policy decision, document, -maker, -making, statement; policy-making adj.; policy science (see quot. 1951); hence policy scientist. 1960 I. JEFFERIES Dignity & Purity... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 March 2006 Permalink

Oxford English Dictionary
Categories Policy

On the Governance of Scientific Innovation and the Avoidance of Irresponsibility (PART 2)

It is widely acknowledged that in a number of countries trust in political organisations has recently declined. Some are under attack as a result of their non-compliance with issues of... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 July 2005 Permalink

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Categories Responsibility

On the Governance of Scientific Innovation and the Avoidance of Irresponsibility (PART 1)

At the centre of the debate within the EU as well as across the Atlantic is a rising problematisation of the definition of roles and responsibilities over the way in... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 1 June 2005 Permalink

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Categories Responsibility

The democratic responsibility of scientific power

Public governance of science challenges the very same definition of what is considered scientific, and therefore in a variety of respects, elitist, closed and unaccountable to the laymen before the... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 1 May 2005 Permalink

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Categories Governance

Terri Schiavo: Innovation, Decision Making and the Future of Ethics

Across the Atlantic, people are shocked to watch in real time the 'phasing out' of Terri Schiavo, which has been declared as living in a 'vegetative state' as a result... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 2 April 2005 Permalink

Terri Schiavo
Categories Ethics

Governing Innovation in the Information Society: the need to account for the intangible dimension [update 15 Mar 05]

[update 15 Mar 05] See the links at the bottom of this post Following the recent entry on 'The Evolution of the Blog Innovation, Risk and Governance' the aim of... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 March 2005 Permalink

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Categories Governance

Reflecting on the Risk and Sustainability of Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare

The often mentioned need to innovate and reform health systems is the consequence of three main aspects affecting modern societies. An aging population, changes in technology and the reduction of... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 16 February 2005 Permalink

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Categories Governance

A Tribute to Claudio Ciborra, the Scientist and the Man

Claudio Ciborra, Professor and Convenor of Information Systems at LSE, died in Milan, his hometown, on Sunday 13th February 2005, aged 53; losing his battle against cancer. In this unfortunate... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 16 February 2005 Permalink

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Innovation, Knowledge and Intellectual Property: the Risks of WTO Regulations

Intellectual property is the cornerstone of the modern knowledge economy. Digital information resources, from software to ideas and other creative works, databases, etc... are notoriously characterised by massive fixed costs... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 15 January 2005 Permalink

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Categories Risk

Bio- & Nano-Technology: who should decide and who will pay?

The convergence of biology, computing and robotics is the kernel of the recent progresses that applications from biotechnology to nanotechnology have produced in relation to their perceived opportunities, risks and... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 12 November 2004 Permalink

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Categories Nanotechnology

An Alternative E-Governance Plan For The Nation (by Satish Jha, India [*])

Most developing countries cannot afford to develop applications that will help them make use of the potential of ICTs. Once again the divide between the developed and teh developing economies is going to widen further. But this time around its easier to put the developing countries on a time-collapsingcourse where they can quickly move up the experience curve. That requires thinking differently. As of now these developing countries are experimenting with Toy Applications that contribute little to productivity. They need a programme to help them move up the learning curve. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 September 2004 Permalink

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Categories Governance

Conceptualising Governance: A theoretical and practical agenda

The context we refer to for the term governance is necessarily global. Governance is generally understood as a broad process affecting the collective decision-making roles and procedures, management and authority... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 9 September 2004 Permalink

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Categories Governance

Conceptualising Risk: A theoretical and practical agenda

To my concern, this Blog has been on-line for nearly one year without none of the readers signaling a very important element: what is this all about? Similarly to the... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 29 June 2004 Permalink

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Categories Risk

Conceptualising Innovation: A theoretical and practical agenda

To my concern, this Blog has been on-line for nearly one year with no one signalling a very important element: what is this all about? Similarly to the report on... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 24 May 2004 Permalink

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Categories Practice

On the Governance of International Business Standards, a letter by Sunil Bedi

I have been concerned about governance of international business standards. Here are my thoughts: The article raised issues that will become increasingly significant in defining international commerce and related exchanges.... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 13 April 2004 Permalink

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Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 6: Conclusions and suggestions

In conclusion, the introduction of modern biotechnology might not increase food production, but has the potential to reduce the impact of production methods associated with the (not so) Green Revolution... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 April 2004 Permalink

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Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 5: Policy Implications

As a member of WTO, India has opted for a sui generis intellectual property legislation stated in The Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Act of 2001. According to this... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 April 2004 Permalink

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Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 4: Analysis of global governance and local institutions: the relevance of appropriability

In India, not many firms inbred lines themselves except for the foreign suppliers. In turn, this raises a number of issues and affects the availability of crop variety to farmers... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 April 2004 Permalink

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Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 3:The international dimension and its interdependencies with the local context

Innovations and new plant varieties are of great importance to increase farmers' income and promote wealth creation in general, unfortunately purchasing new inputs or labor is often a drawback that... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 4 April 2004 Permalink

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Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 2: The reality of India - poison can be sweet too!

Cruising around the mustard fields of Rajastan, discovering the enchanted rice fields of Karnataka or finding your way through the jungle in the hilly north west part of Tamil Nadu... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 3 April 2004 Permalink

India poison

Modern Biotechnology in LDCs: governing innovation in India's agricultural markets - Part 1: Introduction

Two popular assumptions justify the introduction of Genetically Modified (GM) seeds in agriculture. One is demographics, and especially the expectation that according to current rates of population growth in the... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 2 April 2004 Permalink

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Novel ideas on development, rogue states and international law: Hilary Benn and Tony Blair explain the new doctrine

Hilary Benn, state secretary for international development after Claire Short, has recently made a remarkable address on the new development doctrine in a lecture which took place the 4th of... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 11 March 2004 Permalink

Benn and Blair in Addis Ababa - 2004
Categories Policy

International disputes over disaster responsibility: whose law is better?

There is currently an eminent absence of international governance standards on business across borders. International disputes arise everyday in countries where we do not have access to information and which... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 23 February 2004 Permalink

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Categories Responsibility, Risk

Notes from the Road: India between farming biotechnology and computer services

This short piece is just an overview of your correspondent's long observation and research of the Indian's science and technology sector. After a month or so of pilgrimage from the... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 6 January 2004 Permalink

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Innovation, Risk and Development: policy choices and the WTO

In my paper on 'ICTs, Governance and Development: Risks and implications for Development Policy' I raise two important issues which constrain development policy options for Less Developed Countries (LDCs). The... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 17 December 2003 Permalink

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Organismi Geneticamente Modificati: possibili dinamiche di rischio ed innovazione tra locale e globale

Come stabilire l'impatto ed i rischi di una decisione presa a livello locale su processi politici, deliberativi ed economici a livello globale, e viceversa? Vorrei prendere spunto dal recente dibattito... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 15 November 2003 Permalink

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An Agenda for Innovation: Minister Stanca's Lecture at the London School of Economics

The 20th of October 2003 Lucio Stanca, Italian Minister for Innovation and Technologies, has presented the Italian Agenda for Innovation in the Department of Information Systems at the London School... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 22 October 2003 Permalink

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A conversation with Professor Ian Angell on GM food and participatory governance

Yesterday, or the day before, I met by chance Prof Angell in the copy room of the department where I work and study. For the few people who donÂ’t know... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 16 October 2003 Permalink

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The priorities for the research community

'The research community needs to complement its historic role in identifying problems of sustainability with a greater willingness to join with the development and other communities to work on practical... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 8 October 2003 Permalink

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ICT policy and Governance

'While domestic policies are needed to harness ICT for development effectively, international policies forged in multilateral institutions will increasingly define the range of policy options available to developing countries. For... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 7 October 2003 Permalink

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ICTs, Governance and Development: understanding risks and challenges

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become a major component of development finance. The United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals and the good governance imitative of the Organisation for Economic... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 25 September 2003 Permalink

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