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Innovation CommonsThe Origin of Economic Growth$
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Jason Potts

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190937492

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190937492.001.0001

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Life Cycle of an Innovation Commons

Life Cycle of an Innovation Commons

(p.153) 7 Life Cycle of an Innovation Commons
Innovation Commons

Jason Potts

Oxford University Press

Chapter 7 examines a life-cycle view of an innovation trajectory that begins with an innovation commons, and considers what happens after the innovation commons collapses when entrepreneurial firms emerge (i.e., the fundamental transformation). This chapter explores how the governance role of an innovation commons will often reform and reconstitute to provide industry-specific public goods through collective action, usually in the form of an industry association. This governance function is associated with what in evolutionary theory is called niche construction. This evolutionary governance model of an innovation trajectory shows the complexities of innovation policy.

Keywords:   innovation trajectory, industry life cycle, industry association, niche construction, institutional dynamics

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