The Contrary Forces of Innovation: An Ethnography of Innovation in the Food Industry

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

byThomas Hoholm

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The complexity and tensions of industrial innovation processes are fleshed out through the analysis of an intriguing case study from the food industry. Drawing together insights from multiple disciplines, this book shows the controversial nature of innovation processes. 

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The complexity and tensions of industrial innovation processes are fleshed out through the analysis of an intriguing case study from the food industry. Drawing together insights from multiple disciplines, this book shows the controversial nature of innovation processes. 

THOMAS HOHOLM'S research focuses on processes of innovation, learning and knowledge within and across organizations. He has published ethnographic studies of innovation in the food industry, in healthcare, and in education. He is currently a Postdoctor at BI Norwegian School of Management, and has previously been a visiting researcher...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.85 × 5.81 × 1.08 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230283667

ISBN - 13:9780230283664

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Table of Contents

PART I
Understanding Innovation as Process
Constructing Ethnography
PART II
Introducing the Case StudyFermenting Fish: Innovation In Practice
PART III
An Analytic Scheme Of Innovation ProcessesThe Contrary Forces Of Innovation
Conclusion