The Road from Community Ideas to Organisational Innovation: A Life Cycle Survey of Idea Management Systems

Adam Westerski, Carlos A. Iglesias & Tadhg Nagle. (2011). The Road from Community Ideas to Organisational Innovation: A Life Cycle Survey of Idea Management Systems. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 7 (4), 493 - 506.

Abstract:
This paper introduces a new emerging software component, the idea management system, which helps to gather, organise, select and manage the innovative ideas provided by the communities gathered around organisations or enterprises. We define the notion of the idea life cycle, which provides a framework for characterising tools and techniques that drive the evolution of community submitted data inside idea management systems. Furthermore, we show the dependencies between the community-created information and the enterprise processes that are a result of using idea management systems and point out the possible benefits.