Urban real estate information systems: the suppression of radical innovation.John S Kirkwood School of EnvironmentDevelopment, Sheffield Hallam University E-mail: j. s. [email protected]
ac. uk John S Kirkwood Abstract Information and communications technologies are continuing to bring about significant changes in society. These changes may be viewed as the direct consequence of technological advances, which in turn rely on scientific discovery.This paper adopts a different model predicated on the view that the rate of technological uptake depends upon recognising social and business needs and overcoming the barriers to innovation – particularly the forces that suppress radical potential. The validity and significance of this approach is examined by reference to real estate information systems.
Keywords: real estate, property, innovation, information systems. Innovation brought about by new technology disrupts existing processes, practices and roles and produces either conscious or unconscious resistance by those who feel threatened.Introduction the big leap forward because failure to