Innovation and Institutions: A Multidisciplinary Review of the Study of Innovation Systems (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation Series)
By: Steven Casper (editor), Frans Van Waarden (editor)Hardback
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"Innovation and Institutions" is an extensive elaboration on the make up of systems of innovation. It examines why some countries are more innovative than others, why national styles of innovation differ, and goes on to explore why some countries make radical innovations but fail to successfully market them, whilst others making incremental innovations have more commercial success. The book draws on a variety of different literatures and perspectives to illustrate the organizational and institutional dimensions of national innovation systems. Literatures discussed include the economics of innovation, organizational sociology, administrative science, institutional economics, organizational learning network analysis, business systems, economic governance and regulation. This truly interdisciplinary book will be invaluable to academics and researchers focussing on innovation in a wide range of fields. It will also strongly appeal to practitioners and policymakers concerned with innovation.
Part I: Introduction; 1. Introduction; 2. Problems of Measuring Innovative Performance; 3. National Innovation Systems; Part II: Inside the Black Box: Organizations; 4. Organizations and Innovation: Contributions from Organizational Sociology and Administrative Science; 5. Innovation, Organizational Learning and Institutional Economics; 6. Innovation Strategies of Firms, Interactive Learning, Networks, and the Spatial Dimension; Part III: The Broader Environment: Institutions; 7. Varieties of Capitalism: Comparative Institutional Approaches to Economic Organization and Innovation; 8. Business Systems, Firm Types, and Patterns of Innovation; 9. A Protypical Institution: Law, Regulation, and Innovation; Part IV: Conclusion; 10. Conclusion: Some Suggestions for Further Research.
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