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Title:
Innovation, science, and institutional change
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
ISBN:
9780199299195
Physical Description:
xv, 573 p. : ill.
Language:
English
General Note:
Based on research papers presented at a conference held in October 2003 at the Department of Innovation Studies, the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, and a second conference held in May 2004 at the Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, California.
Contents:
Product and process innovation, scientific research, knowledge dynamics, and institutional change : an introduction / Marius T. H. Meeus and Jerald Hage -- Product and process innovation : introduction / Marius T. H. Meeus and Charles Edquist -- Product and process innovations : a review of organizational and environmental determinants / Fariborz Damanpour and Deepa Aravind -- Interorganizational relations and innovation : a review and a theoretical extension / Marius T. H. Meeus and Jan Faber -- Knowledge-based view of radical innovation : Toyota Prius case / Ikujiro Nonaka and Vesa Peltokorpi -- Innovation, competition, and enterprise : foundations for economic evolution in learning economies / J. Stanley Metcalfe -- Can regulations induce environmental innovations? : an analysis of the role of regulations in the pulp and paper industry in selected industrialized countries / James Foster, Mikael Hildén, and Niclas Adler -- From theory to practice : the use of the systems of innovation approach in innovation policy / Cristina Chaminade and Charles Edquist -- Scientific research : new frameworks : introduction / Jerald Hage -- Factors influencing advances in basic and applied research : variation due to diversity in research profiles / Gretchen B. Jordan -- Network attributes impacting the generation and flow of knowledge within and from the basic science community / Susan A. Mohrman, Jay R. Galbraith, and Peter Monge -- Innovation, learning, and macro-institutional change : the limits of the market model as an organizing principle for research systems / Luke Georghiou -- How is innovation influenced by science and technology policy governance? : transatlantic comparisons / Stefan Kuhlmann and Philip Shapira -- Two styles of knowing and knowledge regimes : between 'explicitation' and 'exploration' under conditions of functional specialization or fragmental distribution / Werner Rammert -- Knowledge dynamics in context : introduction / Harro van Lente and Susan A. Mohrman -- Building innovation capabilities : the development of design-oriented organizations / Armand Hatchuel, Pascal Lemasson, and Benoit Weil -- New sources of radical innovation : research technologies, transversality and distributed learning in a post-industrial order / Terry Shinn -- How markets matter : radical innovation, societal acceptance, and the case of genetically engineered food / Eric Jolivet and Marc Maurice -- Prospective structures of science and science policy / Harro van Lente -- The role of education and training systems in innovation / David Finegold -- Institutions and institutional change : introduction / Jerald Hage -- A path-dependent perspective on institutional and organizational factors shaping major scientific discoveries / J. Rogers Hollingsworth -- Turning tracks? : path dependence, technological paradigm shifts, and organizational and institutional change / Frans van Waarden and Herman Oosterwijk -- Institutional change and societal change : the impact of knowledge transformations / Jerald Hage -- Exporting the Silicon Valley to Europe : how useful is comparative institutional theory? / Steven Casper -- What's new? : general patterns of planned macro-institutional change / John L. Campbell -- Insights for R&D managers / Parry M. Norling.
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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 andprocesses; 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 systems of innovation, and different research traditions; and it must reflect the fundamental changestaking 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 carefulplanning 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 on innovation), Scientific Research (assessing the changing character of basic research andscience 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 constrain innovation).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 andScience and Technology Studies.