The Oxford Handbook Of Innovation

Paperback | January 19, 2006

EditorJan Fagerberg, David C. Mowery, Richard R. Nelson

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This handbook looks to provide academics and students with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the phenomenon of innovation.Innovation spans a number of fields within the social sciences and humanities: Management, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Politics, Psychology, and History. Consequently, the rapidly increasing body of literature on innovation is characterized by a multitude of perspectives based on, or cuttingacross, existing disciplines and specializations. Scholars of innovation can come from such diverse starting points that much of this literature can be missed, and so constructive dialogues missed. The editors of The Oxford Handbook of Innovation have carefully selected and designed twenty-one contributions from leading academic experts within their particular field, each focusing on a specific aspect of innovation. These have been organized into four main sections, the first of which looks atthe creation of innovations, with particular focus on firms and networks. Section Two provides an account of the wider systematic setting influencing innovation and the role of institutions and organizations in this context. Section Three explores some of the diversity in the working of innovationover time and across different sectors of the economy, and Section Four focuses on the consequences of innovation with respect to economic growth, international competitiveness, and employment. An introductory overview, concluding remarks, and guide to further reading for each chapter, make this handbook a key introduction and vital reference work for researchers, academics, and advanced students of innovation.

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This handbook looks to provide academics and students with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the phenomenon of innovation.Innovation spans a number of fields within the social sciences and humanities: Management, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Politics, Psychology, and History. Consequently, the rapidly increasing body of...

Jan Fagerberg is Professor at the University of Oslo, where he is affiliated with the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK). David C. Mowery is Milton W. Terrill Professor of Business at the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Richard R. Nelson is a Professor at the School of...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:680 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.43 inPublished:January 19, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199286809

ISBN - 13:9780199286805

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Table of Contents

1. Jan Fagerberg: Innovation: A guide to the LiteratureSection I: Innovation in the Making2. William Lazonick: The Innovative Firm3. Walter W. Powell and Stine Grodal: Networks of Innovators4. Keith Pavitt: Innovation Processes5. Alice Lam: Organizational Innovation6. Keith Smith: Measuring InnovationSection II: The Systemic Nature of Innovation7. Charles Edquist: Systems of Innovation: Perspectives and Challenges8. David C. Mowery and Bhaven N. Sampat: Universities in National Innovation Systems9. Mary O'Sullivan: Finance and Innovation10. Ove Granstrand: Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights11. Bjorn Asheim and Meric Gertler: The Geography of Innovation12. Rajneesh Narula and Antonello Zanfei: Globalization of Innovation: The Role of Multinational EnterprisesSchedule III: How Innovation Differs13. Kristine Bruland and David C. Mowery: Innovation Through Time14. Franco Malerba: Sectoral Systems: How and Why Innovation Differs Across Sectors15. Nick von Tunzelmann and Virginia Acha: Innovation in 'Low-Tech' Industries16. Ian Miles: Innovation in Services17. Bronwyn Hall: Innovation and DiffusionSection IV: Innovation and Performance19. Bart Verspagen: Innovation and Economic Growth20. Manuel M. Godhino and Jan Fagerberg: Innovation and Catching-Up20. John Cantwell: Innovation and Competitiveness21. Mario Pianta: Innovation and Employment22. Bengt-Ake Lundvall and Susana Borras: Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy