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dc.contributor.authorCostello, Gabrielen
dc.contributor.authorDonnellan, Brianen
dc.identifier.citationCostello, G. and Donnellan, B. (2008) Seeking the face of innovation with the ethical compass of Emmanuel Levinas. In IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Volume 287, Open IT-Based Innovation: Moving Towards Cooperative IT Transfer and Knowledge Diffusion, eds. (León, G. and Bernardos, A. and Casar, J. and Kautz, K. and Degross, J., Eds), pp 97-117 Springer, Boston.en
dc.description.abstractA recent biographer has described the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas as being permeated by one simple but profound theme: western philosophy has at best ignored and at worst suppressed the ¿Other¿. The approach of this study involved a concept-centric examination of innovation terminology assembled from key papers in the area. The analysis presents evidence of the lack of regard in the literature for the human dimension, with the notable exception of the work of Andrew Van de Ven and his collaborators. Consequently, an ethical definition of innovation is proposed inspired by the theoretical lens of Levinas. We argue that the work makes a practical and philosophical contribution to the emerging debate on ethics by the IS community. Furthermore, we suggest that our analysis has implications for DOI research increasingly being carried out in an open-innovation paradigm.en
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIFIP International Federation for Information Processing;en
dc.subjectEmmanuel Levinasen
dc.subjectClaudio Ciborraen
dc.subjectAndrew Van de Venen
dc.subjectEnterprise Agilityen
dc.titleSeeking the face of innovation with the ethical compass of Emmanuel Levinas.en
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