Innovation studies : evolution and future challenges / edited by Jan Fagerberg, Ben R. Martin, and Esben S. Andersen.

Innovation is increasingly recognized as a vitally important social and economic phenomenon worthy of serious research study. The book, written by leading contributors to the field, examines the state of the art and achievements in the relatively new field of innovation studies, as well as what futu...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Fagerberg, Jan., Martin, Ben R., Andersen, Esben S.
Format: Book
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Innovation studies : towards a new agenda / Esben S. Andersen
  • Introduction
  • Understanding innovation : a brief historical sketch
  • An evolving agenda
  • achievements and challenges
  • Towards a new agenda?
  • Evolution, developments, and key issues
  • Innovation studies : a personal interpretation of ̀the state of the art' / Bengt-Ake Lundvall
  • Introduction
  • Learning from project research
  • The theoretical core of innovation studies
  • Innovation studies : drawing the boundaries to adjacent fields
  • Opening up the borders of innovation studies
  • The future of innovation studies
  • Innovation, work organization, and systems of social protection / Edward Lorenz
  • Introduction
  • Work organization and organizational design
  • National systems of innovation and competence building : what are the relevant institutions?
  • Regions and nations : the need for a multi-level governance framework
  • Policies for organizational change and innovation
  • Innovation systems and policy for development in a changing world / Carlota Perez
  • Looking at the question
  • The paradigm shift and its effects on the conditions of innovation for and by the poor (and the weak)
  • The big moving picture
  • Does (or should) evolutionary economics also evolve?
  • In conclusion
  • Innovation, evolution, and economics : where we are and where we should go / Giovanni Dosi
  • Introduction
  • Coordination and change
  • Towards an alternative interpretation : the economy as a complex evolving system
  • The structure of technological knowledge and the process of technological innovation
  • Micro-foundations : cognition, behaviours, and learning in complex evolving environments
  • Towards a soundly micro-founded evolutionary macroeconomics
  • Conclusions
  • Is innovation always good? / Luc Soete
  • Introduction
  • Innovation, Planned Obsolescence, and Unsustainable Consumption Growth
  • From innovation for the tip to the bottom of the income pyramid
  • From financial innovations to systemic failure
  • Conclusions
  • Challenges for innovation studies in the years ahead
  • Innovation studies at maturity / W. Edward Steinmueller
  • Introduction
  • The argument for innovation studies as normal science
  • Pedagogical and institutional implications of our field as normal science
  • Contemporary issues and the challenges to our field
  • Summary
  • Innovation studies : an emerging agenda / Ben R. Martin
  • Introduction
  • What have been the main achievements of innovation studies over previous decades?
  • The challenges
  • Conclusions
  • Reflections on the study of innovation and on those who study it / Richard R. Nelson
  • Smart and inclusive growth : rethinking the state's role and the risk
  • reward relationship / Mariana Mazzucato
  • Innovation and inequality
  • Innovation and the State
  • Beyond fixing market failures and building systems of innovation
  • A Parasitic or symbiotic ecosystem?
  • Conclusion
  • An agenda for future research / Bengt-Ake Lundvall
  • Introduction
  • Research projects and problems
  • A final remark on the future of innovation studies.