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The Oxford Handbook of Innovation

The Oxford Handbook 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 literature on innovation is characterized by a multitude of perspectives based on, or cutting across, 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 at the 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 innovation over 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.

About the Series
Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199264551
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/30/2004
Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages: 674
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

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. His academic awards include the Raymond Vernon Prize from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, the Economic History Association's Fritz Redlich Prize, the Business History Review's Newcomen Prize, and the Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award. Richard R. Nelson is a Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York

Table of Contents

1. Innovation: A Guide to the Literature, Jan Fagerberg
Part I: Innovation in the Making
2. The Innovative Firm, William Lazonick
3. Networks of Innovators, Walter W. Powell and Stine Grodal
4. Innovation Processes, Keith Pavitt
5. Organizational Innovation, Alice Lam
6. Measuring Innovation, Keith Smith
Part II: The Systemic Nature of Innovation
7. Systems of Innovation: Perspectives and Challenges, Charles Edquist
8. Universities in National Innovation Systems, David C. Mowery and Bhaven N. Sampat
9. Finance and Innovation, Mary O'Sullivan
10. Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights, Ove Granstrand
11. The Geography of Innovation, Bjørn Asheim and Meric Gertler
12. Globalization of Innovation: The Role of Multinational Enterprises, Rajneesh Narula and Antonello Zanfei
Part III: How Innovation Differs
13. Innovation Through Time, Kristine Bruland and David C. Mowery
14. Sectoral Systems: How and Why Innovation Differs Across Sectors, Franco Malerba
15. Innovation in 'Low-Tech' Industries, Nick von Tunzelmann and Virginia Acha
16. Innovation in Services, Ian Miles
17. Innovation and Diffusion, Bronwyn Hall
Part IV: Innovation and Performance
19. Innovation and Economic Growth, Bart Verspagen
20. Innovation and Catching-Up, Manuel M. Godhino and Jan Fagerberg
20. Innovation and Competitiveness, John Cantwell
21. Innovation and Employment, Mario Pianta
22. Sciecne, Technology, and Innovation Policy, Bengt-Åke Lundvall and Susana Borrás

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