By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Fresh data on Information Technology are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Turku, Finland, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The purpose of this paper is to investigate how physical spaces intersect with innovation and innovativeness, and what the most relevant attributes of physical space are for innovation. Design/methodology/approach - The paper reflects the changing nature of innovation, from technological advancements to services and meaning changes, and argues that the development of innovative spaces similarly embodies a diverse set of values such as collaboration, openness, and sustainability."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Turku, "Using a literature review, interviews, and benchmarking data, the paper examines the relationship between physical environment and innovation. The findings from both the literature review and the interviews underline innovation as a communicative and human-centred process. As a result five attributes of innovative space are presented: collaboration enabling, modifiability, smartness, attractiveness, and value reflecting. Originality/value - The results provide perspectives to the challenge of how to support innovation creation by developing physical spaces."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The paper adds to the conceptual development of innovative space and outlines physical space as an innovative service."
For more information on this research see: Physical environment as a source for innovation: investigating the attributes of innovative space. Journal of Knowledge Management, 2013;17(6):815-827. Journal of Knowledge Management can be contacted at: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Howard House, Wagon Lane, Bingley BD16 1WA, W Yorkshire, England. (Emerald Group Publishing - www.emeraldinsight.com; Journal of Knowledge Management - www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1367-3270)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Oksanen, University of Turku, Finland Futures Res Center, SF-20500 Turku, Finland.
Keywords for this news article include: Turku, Europe, Finland, Information Technology
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