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Sociologists and economists study the role of demand and consumption in the innovative process in this work. It contains a broad conceptual overview of the ways that sociological and economics literatures address issues of innovation, demand and consumption and offers different approaches to the economics of demand and innovation through an evolutionary framework, before reviewing how consumption fits. into evolutionary models of economic development The book includes a number of illuminating case studies, including an analysis of how black Americans use consumption to express collective identity, and a number of demand-innovation relationships within matrices or chains of producers and users or other actors, including service industries such as security, and the environmental performance of companies.
Social mechanisms generating demand - a review and manifesto, Alan Warde; There 's more to the economics of consumption than (almost) unconstrained utility maximisation, G. M. Peter Swann; Variety, growth and demand, Pier Paolo Saviotti; Preferences and novelty - a multidisciplinary perspective, Wilhelm Ruprecht; Social routines and the consumption of food, Mark Tomlinson & Andrew McMeekin; Social categorization and group identification - How African-Americans shape their collective identity through consumption, Virag Molnar and Michele Lamont; Hyperembedded demand and uneven innovation - female labour in a male-dominated service industry, Bonnie H. Erickson; Greening organisations - Purchasing, consumption and innovation, Ken Green, Barbara Morton and Steve New; Information and communication technologies and the role of consumers in innovation, Leslie Haddon; The incorporation of user needs in telecom product design, Vivien Walsh, Carole Cohen and Albert Richards; Markets, supermarkets and the macro-social shaping of demand. An instituted economic process approach, Mark Harvey.
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