This book analyzes a range of social contexts in which human decisions shape technology in the market economy. It comprises a critical review of both a select research literature and in-depth historical studies. Material is drawn from many social science disciplines to inform the reader of the reality of taking decisions on innovation.
John Howells teaches, researches and publishes on the interaction between science, technological innovation and management. He has held posts at Brunel University and the University of Edinburgh in the UK. He is currently Associate Professor in the Aarhus School of Business, Denmark.
Invention, Science, R&D and Concepts of Use and Market
Patterns in Technological Development and the Creation of Technological Standards
Competition and Innovation as Substitution Threat
Intellectual Property Law and Innovation
Finance - Techniques, Institutions and Innovation
Innovation and the Organisation of Technical Expertise and Work
The State and the Management of Technology