Handbook on Alternative Theories of Innovation (Hardback)
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Handbook on Alternative Theories of Innovation (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 28/10/2021
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This insightful Handbook scrutinizes alternative concepts and approaches to the dominant economic or industrial theories of innovation. Providing an assessment of these approaches, it questions the absence of these neglected types of innovation and suggests diverse theories.



International contributors provide a historical and critical analysis of all aspects of innovation, answering important questions such as 'are we just reinventing the wheel?'. Examining concepts that have existed for over a decade, chapters provide clarity on answering this question and investigate whether progress is actually being made. Split into seven parts, starting with the visions of innovation and reviewing multiple approaches and types of innovation, as well as utilising case studies to illustrate theories, this timely book provides an excellent update to this field.



This Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers of business management and public policy as well as policy makers and stakeholders.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781789902297
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm


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'This Handbook truly deserves its designation as such. It provides a comprehensive and multi-faceted overview of different conceptual meanings, theories, usages and interpretations of "innovation". Far beyond the most familiar association with technology and industry, the reader is introduced to "social", "responsible", "sustainable", "disruptive" and other variations of innovation, their respective rationales, theoretical underpinnings, philosophical and policy implications. This collection of contributions by well-respected authors is a fascinating and unique attempt to capture the many paths covered by "innovation" as a traveling concept.'
- Peter Weingart, Bielefeld University, Germany

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