Changes in Innovation: Towards an Improved Understanding of Economic Renewal

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

EditorJani Saarinen, Nina Rilla

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This book is a collection of articles all contributing to the theme of changes in innovation and innovation processes, and aims to create new knowledge about crucial issues in the Finnish and global innovation environment which forms critical intelligence in innovation strategis for firms and decision makers.

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This book is a collection of articles all contributing to the theme of changes in innovation and innovation processes, and aims to create new knowledge about crucial issues in the Finnish and global innovation environment which forms critical intelligence in innovation strategis for firms and decision makers.

JANI SAARINEN works as innovation and technology policy manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Trained in both research policy and economic history, Saarinen studies innovation at the intersection of science, technology, and industry. His work includes extensive studies of industrial research and development, commercialisation- and busine...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.85 × 5.62 × 0.76 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023057744X

ISBN - 13:9780230577442

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Part I INTRODUCTION *  1. Changes in Innovation - Jani Saarinen and Nina Rilla * 2. Innovation as objective - The Sfinno approach - Robert van der Have, Jani Saarinen, Pekka Pesonen and Nina Rilla *  Part II CHARACTERISTICS OF INNOVATION *  3. Professionalisation of research and development activities in Finnish companies before 1970s - Jani Saarinen * 4. The existence and nature of innovation in mature industry - case Finnish forest industry - Pekka Pesonen *  5. Are there failing innovations? In search of understanding of failure in innovation activities - Nina Rilla and Juha Oksanen * Part III SECTORAL ASPECTS OF INNOVATION *  6. Innovation and dynamic strategy - Planning and implementing continuous renewal -  Pekka Pesonen * 7. Spatial changes in innovation processes over time in Finland -
Jani Saarinen and Juha Oksanen * 8. Convergence in innovation - Jani Saarinen and Robert van der Have * Part IV RECENT TRENDS IN INNOVATION *  9. International dimension of innovation process - Evidence of Finnish innovation data  - Nina Rilla * 10. When the going gets tough failure of innovative businesses - Pekka Pesonen and Robert van der Have * 11. Framing elements of service innovation - Robert van der Have  * Part V EPILOGUE *  12. Studies of innovation: challenges and possibilities researchers' perspective - Nina Rilla and Jani Saarinen