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Web 2.0 Tools in the Innovation Process A Systematic Literature Review





There is a wide recognition that, innovation is a key and strategic process, that is, essential for the survival and growth of individual firms, and also, for sustainable national and regional economic growth. Meanwhile, on the one hand, collaboration is a necessary approach for the innovation process in today's environment, and, on the other hand, information technology (IT) tools are indispensable means for collaboration across different boundaries. Web 2.0 is a new generation of web tools that are providing new ways for work and new opportunities for interaction and collaboration. These new tools are increasingly being used by various organizations to enhance collaboration, to the end of, supporting and improving the innovation process. This review aims to assess the extent and scope to which the literature has examined web 2.0 tools in the context of the innovation process. For this purpose, scholarly articles, published from 2002 to 2012, on each of the topics of innovation and web 2.0, were collected by the literature search. The study here adopted the systematic approach of lexical analysis for extracting relevant articles from the corpus and for the analysis of those articles.

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  • Loay ALTAMIMI, 2014. "Web 2.0 Tools in the Innovation Process A Systematic Literature Review," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 18(1), pages 40-55.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:18:y:2014:i:1:p:40-55

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    1. Loay ALTAMIMI, 2013. "A Lexical Analysis of Social Software Literature," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 17(1), pages 14-26.
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