Title: Innovation dynamics and capability in open collaborative cyber communities: implications for cybersecurity

Authors: George Tovstiga, Ekaterina Tulugurova, Alexander Kozlov

Addresses: Henley Business School, School of Management, University of Reading, Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 5HN, UK. ' St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Polytechnicheskaya str, 29, St. Petersburg, Russia. ' St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Polytechnicheskaya str, 29, St. Petersburg, Russia

Abstract: Cybersecurity is a complex challenge that has emerged alongside the evolving global socio-technical environment of social networks that feature connectivity across time and space in ways unimaginable even a decade ago. This paper reports on the preliminary findings of a NATO funded project that investigates the nature of innovation in open collaborative communities and its implications for cyber security. In this paper, the authors describe the framing of relevant issues, the articulation of the research questions, and the derivation of a conceptual framework based on open collaborative innovation that has emerged from preliminary field research in Russia and the UK.

Keywords: dynamic innovation; innovation capability; open collaboration; networked communities; hacking; hacker networks; cybercrime; virtual communities; web based communities; online communities; cybersecurity; social networking; NATO Science for Security and Peace Programme; cyber security; connectivity; Russia; UK; United Kingdom; business governance; business ethics; economic crime prevention.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2010.029557

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2010 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.76 - 86

Available online: 30 Nov 2009 *

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