TIM Review’s Evolution from Ottawa Journal to International Resource

Craig Lord | Ottawa Business Journal | September 21, 2017

From its humble beginnings as the Open Source Business Resource to its status today as an internationally acclaimed journal for academics and businesspeople alike, the Technology Innovation Management Review has made its name on staying ahead of the curve. Tony Bailetti, director of Carleton University’s TIM program, launched the journal back in 2007. At the time, it was an experiment to uncover how business owners might make use of open-source applications.

These questions were on the minds of local companies such as Newbridge Networks and Nortel, and Bailetti says he was approached by firms such as these to launch a publication that would provide answers. “We knew what open-source was in terms of the software; we knew how the project worked; we had no idea how it worked economically,” he says.

Bailetti didn’t know it then, but the founding of the Open Source Business Resource established a precedent that the TIM Review carries on today as it explores topics such as cybersecurity, living labs and, most recently, machine learning. “The success of the journal has been that we focus on things that are new, that are novel, before they become mainstream”...