Determinants of ICT Innovations: Lessons Learned from Sweden and Sri Lanka

Wijesinghe, C., Hansson, H., & Ekenberg, L. ORCID: (2021). Determinants of ICT Innovations: Lessons Learned from Sweden and Sri Lanka. Administrative Sciences 11 (4) e135. 10.3390/admsci11040135.

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Innovation is critical for enterprises and the country’s economy, and it has resulted in an improvement in living standards. There may be appropriate lessons to learn from other countries, but their adoption must be assessed due to education and living standards variations. This paper aims to build an in-depth understanding of the stimulating factors for ICT innovations from Sweden, and examines their adoption in the context of a developing country, Sri Lanka. ICT innovations significantly impact development in other sectors, as they can ease doing business and other essential services. This study is based on seven interviews, including key people leading innovation activities in Sweden. Then, it critically analyses and presents the application of stimulating factors in Sweden to the context of a developing country, namely Sri Lanka. The results indicate that education and mindset, a risk-taking environment, embracing failures, digitalisation and collaboration are the critical determinants of ICT innovations in Sweden. This research is vital for educational policymakers in universities, technology transfer offices, and governmental policymakers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration; determinants; developing country; innovation; Sri Lanka; Sweden
Research Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA)
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) > Cooperation and Transformative Governance (CAT)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2021 11:02
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2021 11:02

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