Eleanor D. Glor

Eleanor Glor is editor-in-chief and publisher of The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal.

For many years Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies she is currently Fellow, McLaughlin College, York University, Toronto, Canada. Eleanor spent her working life as a public servant for the Government of Canada, two Canadian provincial governments, a regional municipality and a city. Before retiring she worked on sustainable development in the Public Health Agency of Canada. Eleanor has published about innovation in the areas of aging, rehabilitation, public health, and aboriginal health. She has published five books, two chapters and numerous articles on public sector innovation from an organizational, especially a public service perspective.

 

Publications of Eleanor D. Glor

Books:

Leading–edge research in public sector innovation: Structure, dynamics, values and outcomes. E. D. Glor. (Ed.). 2018. Pieterlen and Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Building Theory of Organizational Innovation, Change, Fitness and Survival. Ottawa, Canada: The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 2015 http://www.innovation.cc/books.htm

A Gardener Innovator’s Guide to Innovating in Organizations. Ottawa: The Innovation Journal, 2006. http://www.innovation.cc/books.htm

Innovator as Gardener: A Manager’s Guide to Innovating in Government. Eleanor D. Glor. 2003. Ottawa: The Innovation Journal.

Is Innovation a Question of Will or Circumstance? An Exploration of the Innovation Process Through the Lens of the Blakeney Government in Saskatchewan, 1971-82. E. D. Glor, ed. 2000. The Innovation Journal at http://www.innovation.cc under Books.

Policy Innovation in the Saskatchewan Public Sector, 1971-82 , E. D. Glor, ed.. 1997. Toronto: Captus Press

Chapters:

And Mario Rivera. 2017. “Innovation and Organizational Survival Research,” James D. Ward (Ed.). Leadership and Change in Public Sector Organizations: Beyond Reform. Routledge, Chapter 3, pp. 40-75.

Public Sector Innovation in Canada, chapter in Hoffman, Randy, Diane Jurkowski, Victor MacKinnon, Janice Nicholson, James Simeon. 1998. Public Administration: Canadian Materials, Third Edition, Toronto: Captus Press, pp.300-340.

Articles:

Studying Factors Affecting Creation and Fate of Innovations and their Organizations – I: A New Instrument, 22(2), 2017, article 1.

And Garry Ewart. What Happens to Innovations and Their Organizations? Piloting an Approach to Research. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 21(3), 2016, article 1

And Mario Rivera. 2016b. Assessing the Relationship between Innovation and Survival in Organizations: An Empirical Review, Research Synthesis, and Analytical Case Study. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 21(2), article 1.

And Mario Rivera “Proposal for Research on the Fate of Innovative Public Sector Organizations, Populations and Communities: A Research Synthesis and Prospectus.” 2015. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 20(2), article 3.

“Building Theory about Evolution of Organizational Change Patterns” 2014. Emergence: Complexity & Organization (E:CO), 16(4). Edition 1. doi: 10.Emergent Available at: https://journal.emergentpublications.com/article/15327000160402/

"Studying the Impact of Innovation on Organizations, Organizational Populations and Organizational Communities: A Framework for Research." 2014. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Volume 19(3), article 1.

Do innovative organisations survive longer than non-innovative organisations? Initial evidence from an empirical study of normal organizations. 2013. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Volume 18(3), article 1. Collected December 20, 2013 at: http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol18-no3.htm

"Patterns of Canadian Departmental Survival." 2011. Canadian Public Administration. Volume 54(4) December: 551-566. Cited by 4 as of December 26, 2014.

"Identifying Organizational Patterns: Normative and Empirical Criteria for Organizational Redesign." 2008a. Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE), 14(3): 311-333.

"Toward Development of a Substantive Theory of Public Sector Organizational Innovation. " 2008b. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Volume 13(3), article 6. http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol13-no3.htm . Cited by 8 as of December 26, 2014.

"Assessing Organizational Capacity to Adapt." 2007a. Emergence: Complexity & Organization (E:CO), 9(3): 27-40. Cited by 15 as of December 26, 2014.

"Identifying Organizations Fit for Change. 2007b." The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Volume 12(1), article number 5. http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol12-no1.htm Cited by 6 as of December 26, 2014.

"Preparing for Work in Government." 2007c. Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE). 13(2): 269-288.

"Applying Innovative Processes to Improve Governance and Public Administration and Reduce Poverty." 2007d. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Volume 12(2), article number 6. Cited by 2 as of December 26, 2014.

"About Empowerment." 2005. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal. Vol. 10(1). http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol10-iss1.htm

"Innovation Traps: Risks and Challenges in Thinking About Innovation." 2003. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal. Vol 8(3). http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues.htm Cited by 5 as of December 26, 2014.

And Ian Greene. "The Government of Canada Approach to Ethics: the evolution of ethical government." 2002-03. Public Integrity, Winter. Vol. 5(1): 39-65. Cited by 9 as of December 26, 2014.

Is Innovation a Question of Will or Opportunity? The Case of Three Governments. International Public Management Journal (IPMJ). 2002. Vol. 4(1): 1-22.

"Codes of Conduct and Generations of Public Servants." 2001 International Review of Administrative Sciences (IRAS), Journal of IIAS and CAPAM. 2001. Vol 67 (Sept) (3): 525-41 Cited by 28 as of May 25, 2017.

"Innovation Patterns." 2001. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal . Vol. 6(3) (July) http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol6-iss3.htm Cited by 11 as of December 26, 2014.

"Ideas for enhancing employee empowerment in the government of Canada." 2001. Optimum, The Journal of Public Sector Management. Vol. 30(3-4):14-26.

"Comment renforcer les moyens d'action des employes du government du Canada?" 2001. Optimum La revue de gestion deu secteur public. Vol. 30(3,4): 13-28.

"An Innovative Manager's Check-List." 2001. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal. Vol. 6(2) (May). Cited by 3 as of December 26, 2014.

"Has Canada Adopted the New Public Management?" 2001. Public Management Review: an international journal of theory and research. Vol. 3(1): 122-130. Cited by 20 as of December 26, 2014.

"Key Factors Influencing Innovation in Government." 2001. The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal. Vol. 6(2) article 1. http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol6-iss2.htm Cited by 28 as of December 26, 2014.

"What Do We Know About Enhancing Creativity and Innovation? A Review of Literature." The Innovation Journal. 1998. Vol. 3(1). http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol3-iss1.htm Cited by 28 as of December 26, 2014.

"The Role of Innovation Awards." 1998. Vol. 3(1). http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol3-iss1.ht

"Encouraging Public Sector Innovation." 1997 Optimum, The Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 27-2, Fall 1997: 41-48

"Encourager l'innovation dans le secteur public." 1997. Optimum, La Revue de gestion du secteur publique, Vol. 27-2, Automne 1997: 41-48

“What is Public Sector Innovation?” The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 2(1), 1997, article 1. Cited by 5 as of December 26, 2014.

"Culture and value changes in the public service: the implications," 1994/95.Optimum, The Journal of Public Sector Management, Volume 25(3), Winter 1994/95: 9-15.

"Changement de culture et nouvelles valeurs de la fonction publique fédérale: les conséquences." 1994-95. Optimum: La revue de gestion du secteur public. Conseils et Vérification Canada et Université d'Ottawa, Vol. 25-3, Hiver: 10-17.

"A Successful Evaluation of a Small Scale Senior's Health Promotion Centre." 1991. Canadian Journal on Aging, Vol. 10(1): 64-73. Cited by 4 as of December 26, 2014.

"Survey of Comprehensive Accident and Injury Experience of High School Students in Saskatchewan,"1991. Canadian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 80, Nov/Dec 1989: 435-440. Cited by 13 as of December 26, 2014.

"Job Placement of Mentally Handicapped People, An Employer's Viewpoint." 1998. Journal of Practical Approaches to Developmental Handicap, 12:1, 1988, 16-18.

"Impacts of a Prenatal Program for Native Indian Women." 1988.Canadian Journal of Public Health, vol. 78, No. 4, July/August, 1987, 249-254.

"Native Pre and Postnatal Counselling Program."Canadian Journal of Public Health , vol. 76, No. 2, March/April 1985, 138-9.

Non- Peer Reviewed:

"Recent Public Service Values and Ethics Initiatives in the Government of Canada." Ethics Today, Newsletter of the ASPA Section on Ethics. 2001. Vol. 4(2): 8-10

"Do Generations Matter? The Effectiveness of Codes of Conduct with Different Generations of Public Servants." 1999. Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Intranet web site.

"Past, Present and Future of Public Administration: Where Are We Headed?" Article in Canada @2000+. 1999. Published on Internet by Futures and Strategies Network at: http://www.homestead.com/fsn/files/papers.html

"Profile of an Innovator,"The Innovation Journal. 1997. Vol. 2(3) http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol2-iss3.htm

"Strategies for Creating an Innovative Public Sector," The Innovation Journal. 1997. Vol. http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol2-iss3.htm

"Challenges to Innovation in the Public Sector," http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol2-iss3.htm

"Managing in a Time of Change: The Innovation Process." 1997. Vol. 2(2) The Innovation Journal. May. http://www.innovation.cc/discussion-papers/elly_glor_v2i1a1.htm

"Innovation breaks impasse over aboriginal self-government." 1996. Transformation, Publication of the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. Vol 2 Issue 1 Spring

"Creating Gender Equality." 1996. Canada Lutheran Eastern Edition. Vol. 11(2), March: 36.

"Youth Risk Taking and Injuries." 1991. Proceedings, National Conference on Childhood Injury Prevention: Working Together for a Safer World , November 6, 7 & 8, 1991, Ottawa: Canadian Institute of Child Health, 102-111.

"Two People With Down Syndrome at Work," (with Leslie Nolke), Canadian Down Syndrome Society Newsletter (featured), Spring 1987.

"How We Hired Four Handicapped People and How They Did," Entre Nous, (Publication of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources), vol. 4, No. 9, March 1987. (Reprint)

"How We Hired Four Disabled People and How They Did," Dialogue , (Publication of the Public Service Commission of Canada), vol. Xl, No. 2, 1987 (featured).

"Evaluation of Pre and Post-Natal Counselling in Nutrition," Newsletter, Canadian Evaluation Society, vol. 5, No. 4, Winter, 1986, 20-21.

Accident Fact Book on Children and Youth, Child Safety Committee, Community Health Services Branch, Saskatchewan Department of Health, 1983. (supervised)

Contributions to other journals:

Reviewed papers for Canadian Public Administration (CPA) (Canadian journal), Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART) (American), Emergence: Complexity & Organization (E:CO) (American), Public Administration Quarterly (PAQ) (American), Public Management Review (PMR) (European).

Ph.D. Thesis Committee:

External examiner for Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia

Recent Conference Papers:

With Garry Ewart. Is Innovation Good for Public Sector Organizational Survival? A Demonstration of Glor’s Proposal for Research, a paper presented to the Prairie Political Science Association, September 12-14, 2014, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

"Proposal for Comparative Research on the Fate of Innovative Public Sector Organizations," first panel at the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), April 9-11, 2014, Ottawa, Canada

"The Innovation Journal’s Many Public Administration Perspectives," Chaired Panel at American Society for Public Administaration (ASPA) annual conference, March 17, 2014.

"Building Theory about Evolution of Organizational Change Patterns," Paper presented to the ASPA annual conference, March 15-19, 2013, Washington, D.C.

"What are Normal Organizational Population Mortality Rates? Positioning Mortality of Innovative Organizations and Populations," Paper presented to the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Conference, Innovation Panel, April 11-13, 2012, Rome, Italy.

"Comparing Organizational Mortality Rates," presentation to Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies York University, Alumni Week, September 30, 2011.

Two Expert Panels, European Public Sector Award (EPSA) First Conference and Awards Ceremony. November 11-13, 2007, Lucerne, Switzerland (Invited).

RG score on ResearchGate: 6.8 on January 1, 2014
Citations identified by Scholar Google:

Expert Panels (2), European Public Sector Award (EPSA), First Conference and Awards Ceremony. November 11-13, 2007, Lucerne, Switzerland (Invited).

Public Sector Organizational Pattern Fitness Over Time, Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences (SCTPLS), Chapman University, Orange, California, July 27-29, 2007.

Expert Panel, Publin (European Union) Conference, University of Cork , Ireland , September 22-23, 2005 (Invited).

What Permits a Culture of Innovation to Emerge? Presentation to the UNESCO-ISI Expert Symposium: A Culture of Innovation and the Building of Knowledge Societies, Moscow, November 9-11, 2003. Invited.

Applying Innovative Processes to Improve Governance and Public Administration Performance, Paper prepared for and delivered to UN Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on Innovations in Governance and Public Administration for Poverty Reduction," Bahia, Brazil, February 13-14, 2003. Invited member of opening panel.

Gardens of Innovation: A Gardener Innovator's Guide to Innovating in the Public Service, a Presentation (Workshop) for the Industry Canada Managers Matter Conference, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, November 26, 2002. Peer-Reviewed.

Gardens of Innovation: A Gardener Innovator's Guide to Innovating in Organizations, a Presentation to the Jaipur Management Association, Jaipur, India, November 15, 2002. Invited.

A Gardener Innovator's Guide: A Thoughtful Innovator's Guide to Innovating in Organizations, a Presentation to NISTADS, Delhi, November 12, 2002. Invited.

Techniques for Building a Sustainable Future. Second Specialized IIAS International Conference, "Towards Quality Governance for Sustainable Growth and Development," New Delhi, India, November 5-9, 2002. Peer-reviewed.

Gardens of Innovation: A Gardener Innovator's Guide to Innovating in the Public Service, a presentation to Governance & Public Administration Program, United Nations, New York, USA, October 16, 2002. Invited.

A Gardener Innovator's Guide, A Thoughtful Gardener Innovator's Guide: Innovating in Organizations, a presentation to the InnoCom Conference, Simon Fraser University , Vancouver September 19-20, 2002. Invited.

A Gardener Innovator's Guide, A Thoughtful Gardener Innovator's Guide: Innovating in Organizations, a presentation to the First Innovation Salon in Edmonton, September 17, 2002. Invited.

Techniques for Building a Sustainable Future." Second Specialised IIAS International Conference, Towards Quality Governance for Sustainable Growth and Development," New Delhi ( India ), 5 - 9 November 2002. Peer-reviewed.

The Effect of Generational Cohort on Public Sector Ethics. Ethics in the New Millennium - Bridging the Gap Between Private and Public Sectors conference of the International Institute for Public Ethics (IIPE), Ottawa, Canada, September 24-28, 2000. Peer-reviewed.

Strategies for Creating an Innovative Public Sector, Creative Cities Conference, May 25-27, 2000, Huddersfield, England. Invited keynote.

Some Thoughts on How the Canadian Government Built a Culture Emphasizing Integrity, Transparency and Accountability, Arab Administrative Development Organization, International Conference on New Frontiers for Strengthening Administrative Integrity, Transparency and Accountability: Strategic and Institutional Perspectives, Cairo, Egypt, September 19-22, 1999 Invited.

Do Generations Matter? The Effectiveness of Codes of Conduct with Different Generations of Public Servants, International Institute of Administrative Sciences, First Specialised International Conference, London, UK, July 12-15, 1999. Peer-reviewed.

New Public Management: A Public Service for All Seasons or a Season in Public Service?", A paper presented to the VI. International Speyer Workshop on "The Political and Judicial Implications of New Public Management, October 15-17, 1997, Post-Graduate School of Administrative Sciences, Speyer, Germany (invited)

Towards Understanding the Innovation Process in Canadian Governments, paper presented to the 1997 Roundtable, International Institute of Administrative Sciences, Quebec City, Canada, July 14-17, 1997 (peer-reviewed)

Innovative Differences Among Federal and Provincial Governments, IPAC Conference, 1995 (peer-reviewed).

Book Reviews and Essays:

An Honourable Calling: Political Memoirs, by Allan Blakeney, reviewed by Eleanor Glor . 2009. The Innovation Journal. Volume 14(1), 2009, article 12.

Organizations Evolving, Second Edition, by Howard E. Aldrich and Martin Rueff, 2006. The Innovation Journal, Vol. 11(2), article 8.

Canada 's Systems of Innovation, A Review Essay. 2005. The Innovation Journal. Volume 10(2). Article 25. http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol10-no2.htm

Managing Innovation, A Review Essay. 2004. The Innovation Journal. Volume 9(2). http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/vol9-iss2.htm

Cities in Civilization, by Peter Hall. 2003. The Innovation Journal. Vol. 8(1). http://www.innovation.cc/volumes-issues/designing-innovation.htm

Creativity Enhancement Books: How To, Not What To, A Review Essay. 2003. The Innovation Journal. Vol. 8(3).

Organic Management, Creating a Culture of Innovation, by Charles Sirois. The Innovation Journal. Vol. 8(4).

Creating the Innovation Culture: Leveraging Visionaries, Dissenters and Other Useful Troublemakers in Your Organization. 2001. The Innovation Journal. http://www.innovation.cc/book_rev/horibe.htm

Making Sense of Management: A Critical Introduction by Mats Alvesson and Hugh Willmott. 1996. The Innovation Journal. http://www.innovation.cc/book_rev/Alvesson&Willmott.htm

The Web of Life: A New Synthesis of Mind and Matter by Fritjof Capra. 2000. The Innovation Journal. http://www.innovation.cc/book_rev.htm

Tools for Innovators: Creative Strategies for Managing Public Sector Organizations by Steven Cohen and William Eimicke. 2000. The Innovation Journal. http://www.innovation.cc/book_rev.htm

Innovation in American Government: Challenges and Dilemmas, by Alan A. Altshuler and Robert D. Behn, eds. 1999. The Innovation Journal. http://www.innovation.cc/book_rev.htm

My Favourite Books of 1998. 1999. The Innovation Journal. http://www.innovation.cc/book_rev.htm

Reflections of a Siamese Twin by John Ralston Saul. 1998. The Innovation Journal. http://www.innovation.cc/book_rev.htm

Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in The West. 1993. The College Quarterly. Vol. 1(2), Winter: 28-29

Current or Past Editorial Boards:

The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal (editor in chief) Optimum: The Journal of Public Sector Management, published by Consulting and Audit Canada and The Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa Global Virtue Ethics Review. Ethics Today, the ASPA Section on Ethics Newsletter, April 2000.

 

Last updated: November 12 2017