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Online Social Networks as a Catalyst for Software and IT Innovation
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2011 (English)Conference paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

People have many creative ideas, but only a few of these ideas are realized and lead to innovation. Good ideas often fail because they are not shared between innovators and stakeholders, hence are unlikely to be realized. Consequently, many opportunities are missed to excite customers and to gain a competitive advantage. This paper proposes an innovation process that uses online social networks to lower the hurdle to sharing ideas. The process leverages diffusion effects of social networks while supporting the generation, evaluation, consolidation, and implementation of innovative ideas with lightweight activities. The process is illustrated and discussed using an application example. Although we are focusing on innovation regarding software-intensive systems, we foresee that the discussed process has the potential to be applied to other domains as well.

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Szeged, Hungary: 7th Framework Program of the European Commision , 2011.
Keyword [en]
Creativity, Innovation, Online Social Networks
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Media and Communications Software Engineering Human Aspects of ICT
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-7484Local ID: diva2:835107
4th International Workshop on Social Software Engineering
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2011-07-19 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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