Innovation Science and Institutional Change

Author: Jerald Hage
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199299196
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Innovation is a key factor not just in the research & design process, but in policy, institutions, & society. This handbook is unique in examining research findings & new theoretical models relating to innovation at a number of analytic levels: projects, organizations, industrial sectors, & society.

Innovation Science and Institutional Change A Research Handbook

Author: Jerald Hage
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199299196
Format: PDF
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Innovation is central to the dynamics and success of organizations and society in the modern world, the process famously referred to by Schumpeter as 'gales of creative destruction'.This ambitious and wide ranging book makes the case for a new approach to the study of innovation. It is the editors' conviction that this approach must accomplish several objectives: it must recognise that innovation encompasses changes in organizations and society, as well as products and processes; it must be genuinely interdisciplinary and include contributes from economics, sociology, management and political science; It must be international, to reflect both different patterns or systemsof innovation, and different research traditions; and it must reflect the fundamental changes taking place in science, research and knowledge creation at all levels.To this end they have gathered together a distinguished group of economists, sociologists, political scientists, and organization, innovation and institutional theorists to both assess current research on innovation, and to set out a new research agenda. This has been achieved through careful planning and development of the project, and also through the ensuing structure of the book which looks in turn at Product and Process Innovation (perhaps the best established focus of existing research oninnovation), Scientific Research (assessing the changing character of basic research and science policy); Knowledge Dynamics in Context (encompassing organizational learning in all its aspects); and Institutional Change (an analysis of the institutional context that can shape, enable and constraininnovation).This carefully integrated and wide ranging book will be an ideal reference point for academics and researchers across the Social Sciences interested in all dimensions of innovation - be they in the field of Management Studies, Economics, Organization Studies, Sociology, Political Science and Science and Technology Studies.

The Causes of Economic Growth

Author: Rick Szostak
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540922827
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What are the causes of economic growth? As billions of people still live in poverty, this is perhaps the most important question in human science. It is also a very complex one, as rates of economic growth are influenced by a multitude of economic as well as political, geographical and sociological factors. This books attempts to advance a nuanced understanding of the process of economic growth by synthesizing the insights of several social science disciplines. Different theories and methods employed by economists and other social scientists to study the causes of economic growth are analyzed and it is shown how and why those insights should be integrated by applying best-practice techniques of interdisciplinary analysis. Scholars and practitioners are thus provided with a wide array of potential strategies for encouraging growth as well as guidance on how these strategies may interact.

Research Handbook on Innovation Governance for Emerging Economies

Author: Stefan Kuhlmann
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783471913
Format: PDF, ePub
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Although in recent years some emerging economies have improved their performance in terms of R&D investment, outputs and innovative capacity, these countries are still blighted by extreme poverty, inequality and social exclusion. Hence, emerging countries are exposed to conditions which differ quite substantially from the dominant OECD model of innovation policy for development and welfare. This Research Handbook contributes to the debate by looking at how innovation theory, policy and practice interact, and explains different types of configurations in countries that are characterized by two contrasting but mutually reinforcing features: systemic failure and resourcefulness. Focusing on innovation governance and public policies, it aims to understand related governance failures and to explore options for alternative, more efficient approaches.

Restoring the Innovative Edge

Author: Jerald Hage
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804774803
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a framework for restoring America's innovative edge by driving the evolution of science and technology, and ameliorating obstacles and blockages that cause failures in this process. The book's perspective is informed not only by the author's decades of research on innovation, but also his recent consulting with national public research laboratories and agencies.