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Renee Pratt Awarded Research Stipend from IBM Center for the Business of Government

Renee Pratt, assistant professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University, is part of a three-person team recently awarded a research stipend from the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Pratt, along with Donald Wynn Jr. from the University of Dayton and Randy Bradley from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will develop a set of best practices to guide public agencies interested in sponsoring innovation projects through participation in technology ecosystems. Their guidelines will help these agencies sponsor new technology initiatives while also strengthening their existing frameworks so that current projects are better-supported.

Aiding Pratt’s work is her research on how German hospital systems integrate technology into their daily operations. In 2012, she received a Fulbright grant to learn firsthand about these practices in Potsdam, Germany.

The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects public management research with practice. Since 1998 the Center has awarded nearly 300 research stipends to public management researchers in the academic and non-profit communities that have resulted in over 200 reports. For more information on the IBM Center for The Business of Government, see http://www.businessofgovernment.org