An Integrative Theory of Innovation Dynamics (Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology)

An Integrative Theory of Innovation Dynamics (Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology)

By: Serghei Floricel (editor), Deborah Dougherty (editor)Hardback

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Innovation generates wealth and helps solve the problems facing humankind. Organizations and societies that are more innovative create more value, growth and jobs. But, despite these obvious and well established benefits, managers, industry leaders and politicians still struggle to find ways to foster innovation, ensure its continuity, and enhance its ability to harness knowledge and resources. It is not uncommon that public policies, competitive strategies and innovation practices designed for these purposes fail to achieve their goals. This book builds on state of the art thinking and on the empirical observation of renewal processes in several sectors of the economy. By comparing these processes and sorting through their complexities the contributors highlight the core systems, mechanisms and strategies that converge to produce continuous innovation. The editors argue that strong knowledge and financial resource feedback cycles can emerge around certain types of innovation activities. The resulting book not only advances the theory of innovation dynamics but can also help officials and practitioners to adjust institutional conditions in ways that "de-construct" innovation systems prone to long periods of innovation drought and "reassemble" them into systems with renewal cycles that perpetuate innovation.

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Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada Rutgers University, USA


1. Lifecycle and Persistence in Innovation Systems Dynamics Floricel and Dougherty 2. Explaining Persistence in Meso-Level Systems Floricel and Dougherty 2. Science-Based Renewal in Biotechnology Dougherty, Floricel, Dunne and Bonneau 4. Telecommunications Renewal: From Experience-Based Learning to Technology-Recombination Floricel, Ibanescu and Miranda 5. Experience-Based Renewal in the US Power Industry Floricel and Fleck 6. The Structuration of Innovation Systems: Between the Logics of Institutionalization and Integration Floricel 7. Learning and Knowledge Intertwining Mechanisms in Science-Based Industries Dougherty and Dunne 8. Knowledge and Evolutionary Search Mechanisms Floricel and Katila 9. Knowledge Cultures, Sensemaking and Action Propensities in Innovation Floricel and Dougherty 10. Temporal Templates and the Structuration of Biotech Innovation Systems Bonneau and Floricel 11. Strategy as Dynamic Leverage Floricel and Langley 12. Innovation Conditions, Value Creation and Strategic Renewal Michela and Floricel 13. Contingent Organizing for Innovation Dougherty and Michela 14. Dynamic Capabilities for Repositioning within Cycles Bonneau and Langley 15. Continuous Leverage Processes in the Experience-Based Cycle Fleck 16. Conclusion Floricel and Dougherty

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780415775892
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780415775892
  • ISBN10: 0415775892

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