The DRIVES (Design Research for Innovation Value, Evaluation, and Sustainability) Model of Innovation

  • Alan R. Hevner
  • Brian Donnellan
  • Jack Anderson
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 388)


We propose a new innovation model that leverages Design Science Research concepts and principles. The goal of this paper is to outline the six stages of DRIVES with brief descriptions of the activities performed during the stages. An industrial consortium provides some observations on the application of DRIVES for innovation.


Design Science Research Innovation Information and Communications Technologies and Systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan R. Hevner
    • 1
  • Brian Donnellan
    • 2
  • Jack Anderson
    • 3
  1. 1.University of South FloridaUSA
  2. 2.National University of Ireland MaynoothIreland
  3. 3.Chevron CorporationUSA

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