Innovation, Science, and Institutional Change: A Research Handbook

Paperback | January 6, 2009

EditorJerald Hage, Marius Meeus

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Innovation is central to the dynamics and success of organizations and society in the modern world, the process famously referred to by Schumpeter as 'gales of creative destruction'. This ambitious and wide ranging book makes the case for a new approach to the study of innovation. It is the editors' conviction that this approach must accomplish several objectives: it must recognise that innovation encompasses changes in organizations and society, as well as products andprocesses; it must be genuinely interdisciplinary and include contributes from economics, sociology, management and political science; It must be international, to reflect both different patterns or systems of innovation, and different research traditions; and it must reflect the fundamental changestaking place in science, research and knowledge creation at all levels. To this end they have gathered together a distinguished group of economists, sociologists, political scientists, and organization, innovation and institutional theorists to both assess current research on innovation, and to set out a new research agenda. This has been achieved through carefulplanning and development of the project, and also through the ensuing structure of the book which looks in turn at Product and Process Innovation (perhaps the best established focus of existing research on innovation), Scientific Research (assessing the changing character of basic research andscience policy); Knowledge Dynamics in Context (encompassing organizational learning in all its aspects); and Institutional Change (an analysis of the institutional context that can shape, enable and constrain innovation). This carefully integrated and wide ranging book will be an ideal reference point for academics and researchers across the Social Sciences interested in all dimensions of innovation - be they in the field of Management Studies, Economics, Organization Studies, Sociology, Political Science and Scienceand Technology Studies.

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Innovation is central to the dynamics and success of organizations and society in the modern world, the process famously referred to by Schumpeter as 'gales of creative destruction'. This ambitious and wide ranging book makes the case for a new approach to the study of innovation. It is the editors' conviction that this approach must a...

Jerald Hage is Director of the Center of Innovation in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland. Marius Meeus is Professor of Innovation and Organization at the University of Utrecht.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:January 6, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Marius Meeus and Jerald Hage: Product and Process Innovation, Scientific Research, Knowledge Dynamics, and Institutional Change: An IntroductionSection I: Product and Process Innovation2. Marius Meeus and Charles Edquist: Introduction3. Faribroz Dmanapour and Deepa Aravind: Product and Process Innovation: A Review of Organizational and Environmental Determinants4. Marius Meeus and Jan Faber: Interorganizational Relations and Innovation: Review and Speculation5. Ikujiro Nonaka and Vesa Peltokorpi: Knowledge-based View of Radical Innovation: Toyota Prius Case6. Stan Metcalfe: Markets and Industrial Innovation7. James Foster, Mikael Hilden, and Niclas Adler: Can Regulations Induce Environmental Innovations? An Analysis of the Role of Regulations in the Pulp and Paper Industry in Selected Industrialized Countries8. Cristina Chaminade and Charles Edquist: From Theory to Practice: The Use of the Systems of Innovation Approach in Innovation PolicySection II: Scientific Research9. Gretchen Jordan and Jerald Hage: Introduction10. Gretchen Jordan: Factors Influencing Advances in Science and Technology: Variation due to Diversity in Research Profiles11. Susan Mohrman, Jay Galbraith, and Peter Monge: Network Attributes Impacting the Generation and Flow of Knowledge Within and From the Basic Science Community12. Luke Georghiou: Innovation, Learning, and Macro-Institutional Change: The Limits of the Market Model as an Organizing Principle for Research Systems13. Stefan Kuhlmann and Philip Shapira: How is Innovation Influenced by Science and Technology Policy Governance? Transatlantic Comparisons14. Werner Rammert: Two Styles of Knowing and Knowledge Regimes: Between 'Explicitation' and 'Exploration' Under Conditions of 'Functional Specialization' or 'Fragmental Distribution'Section III: Knowledge Dynamics in Context15. Harro van Lente and Susan Mohrman: Introduction16. Armand Hatchuel, Pascal Lemasson, and Benoit Weil: Building Innovation Capabilities: The Development of Design-Oriented Organizations17. Terry Shinn: New Sources of Radical Innovation Research-Technologies: Transversity and Distributed Learning in a Post-Industrial Order18. Eric Jolivet and Marc Maurice: How Markets Matter: Radical Innovation, Societal Acceptance and the Case of Genetically Engineered Food19. Harro van Lente: Prospective Structures of Science and Science Policy20. David Finegold: The Role of Education and Training Systems in InnovationSection IV: Institutional Chance21. Jerald Hage: Introduction22. J. Rogers Hollingsworth: A Path Dependent Perspective on Institutional and Organizational Factors Shaping Major Scientific Discoveries23. Frans van Waarden and Herman Oosterwijk: Turning Tracks? Path Dependence, Technological Paradigm Shifts, and Organizational and Institutional Change24. Jerald Hage: Patterns of Institutional and Societal Change25. Steven Casper: Export the Silicon Valley to Europe: How Useful is Comparative Institutional Theory?26. John Campbell: What's New? General Patterns fo Planned Macro-Institutional Change27. Parry M. Norling: Insights for RandD Managers28. Conclusion