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.
Edited by Steven Casper, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, California, US and Frans van Waarden, Faculty of Social Sciences and University College, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Contents: Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction: Scanning Literature on Institutions, Organizations and Innovation 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, Interactive Learning and Innovation Networks Part III: The Broader Environment: Institutions 7. Varieties of Capitalism: Comparative Institutional Approaches to Economic Organization and Innovation 8. A Prototype Institution: Law, Regulation and Innovation Part IV: Conclusion 9. Conclusion: Questions for Further Research Index