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Innovation Studies: Evolution and Future Challenges

Jan Fagerberg, Ben R. Martin, and Esben Sloth Andersen


Innovation is increasingly recognized as a vitally important social and economic phenomenon worthy of serious research study. Firms are concerned about their innovation ability, particularly relative to their competitors. Politicians care about innovation, too, because of its presumed social and economic impact. However, to recognize that innovation is desirable is not sufficient. What is required is systematic and reliable knowledge about how best to influence innovation and to exploit its effects to the full. Gaining such knowledge is the aim of the field of innovation studies, which is now ... More

Keywords: Innovation studies, interactive learning, work organization, development, systemic failure, normal science, innovation policy, technology policy, science policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199686346
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686346.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Fagerberg, editor
Professor, Center for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo, and Professor, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University

Ben R. Martin, editor
Professor of Science and Technology Policy Studies, SPRU, University of Sussex

Esben Sloth Andersen, editor
Professor, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University

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