Technology Innovation Management

This subject guide will assist you in finding books, journal articles, and websites, as well as assist you in developing your research skills.

The research process

  1. Get background information from handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries
  • examples: 
  1. Once your topic is narrowly defined, select databases to find specific articles that have been published in journals
  2. Look for films and images as non-literary forms of representation 
  3. Find books on your topic to gain greater depth and understanding
  1. Write down or store all the references you have consulted to include them in the bibliography of your research paper

Search tips

  1. Begin by defining exactly what you are searching for
  • Select the keywords/synonyms/antonyms in your topic
  • Be specific when determining keywords/synonyms/antonyms and terms to search
  1. Use the advanced interface of electronic databases and Internet search engines to help narrow your search
  • Limit results in electronic databases to full-text or peer reviewed journals only
  1. Use Boolean Operators to connect search terms by understanding how search engines operate
  1. Take notes during your research to keep track of where you have been, keywords searched, what worked and what didn't, etc.

Sources​ of Information

Publication Cycle: to find primary and secondary sources of information, use tertiary sources of information: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks. When a researcher publishes material, they follow the cycle clockwise. To find primary and secondary sources, follow the cycle anti clockwise.

Subject headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) use controlled vocabulary to access and express the subject content of documents. Technological innovations -- Management as a discipline has been divided into the following subjects or research areas. â€‹This is a searchable index. Click on a link below to display the Library's holdings in this area:

  • Add keywords
  • Use the filters on the left of the resulting screen
  • Typical filters are Available Online and Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. Business communication--Technological innovations
  2. Business enterprises--Computer networks--Technological innovations
  3. Business enterprises--Technological innovations
  4. Business logistics--Technological innovations
  5. Business--Technological innovations
  6. Design -- Management Processes -- Engineering
  7. Digital divide
  8. Engineering--Technological innovations
  9. Labor supply--Effect of technological innovations on
  10. Labor supply--Effect of technological innovations on--Econometric models
  11. Labor supply--Effect of technological innovations on--Mathematical models
  12. Project Management -- Engineering
  13. Technological innovations
  14. Technological innovations--Business Enterprises
  15. Technological innovations--Economic Aspects
  16. Technological innovations--Government Policy
  17. Technological innovations--Management
  18. Technological innovations--Small Business
  19. Technological innovations--Social Aspects
  20. Telecommunication -- Technological innovations

Key database

  1. ACM Digital Library: All articles and other documents published by the Association for Computing Machinery.
  2. Google Scholar: Google Scholar provides access to scholarly literature from many disciplines and sources. Indexes peer reviewed articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites.
  3. Business Source Complete: Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database.  It provides full-text access as well as indexing and abstracting for journals dating back as far as 1886. PEER REVIEWED
  4. Dissertations and Theses Global: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is a comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present. PQDT Global includes theses from Great Britain and Ireland.
  5. Provides economic information and profiles on countries from around the world.
  6. IEEE Xplore Digital Library: Provides access to the technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.
  7. is a gateway to government science information and research results.
Content last reviewed: June 27, 2018