Innovation by demand : an interdisciplinary approach to the study of demand and its role in innovation /

Sociologists and economists are increasingly interested in understanding the patterns and drivers of technological innovation. This book brings together a range of experts to study the role of demand and consumption in the innovative process, including case studies to illustrate the issues raised.

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Other Authors: McMeekin, Andrew.
Format: eBook
Published: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002.
Series:New dynamics of innovation and competition.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Innovation by demand?: an introduction / Andrew McMeekin, Ken Green, Mark Tomlinson and Vivien Walsh
  • Social mechanisms generating demand: a review and manifesto / Alan Warde
  • There's more to the economics of consumption than (almost) unconstrained utility maximisation / G.M. Peter Swann
  • Variety, growth and demand / Pier Paolo Saviotti
  • Preferences and novelty: a multidisciplinary perspective / Wilhelm Ruprecht
  • Social routines and the consumption of food / Mark Tomlinson and Andrew McMeekin
  • Social categorisation and group identification: how African-Americans shape their collective identity through consumption / Virág Molnár and Michèle Lamont
  • Hyperembedded demand and uneven innovation: female labour in a male-dominated service industry / Bonnie H. Erickson
  • Greening organisations: purchasing, consumption and innovation / Ken Green, Barbara Morton and Steve New
  • Information communication technologies and the role of consumers in innovation / Leslie Haddon
  • The incorporation of user needs in telecom product design / Vivien Walsh, Carole Cohen and Albert Richards
  • Markets, supermarkets and the macro-social shaping of demand: an instituted economic process approach / Mark Harvey.