The Problem(s) of Innovation
George Otte, University Director of Academic Technology, CUNY
Innovation occurs at the edges; resource management is centralized. Innovation works by experimentation; resource management is basically risk management. Shall ever the twain meet? Can a university system produce more than what might look like random acts of innovation or, more crucially, find sensible, productive ways of supporting them? The answers likely lie in different constructions of risk and of consolidation than we are used to using, ones that ultimately make the distinction between centralization and decentralization a false dichotomy.