Innovation has moved through a range of revolutionary epochs, but there is no clear picture of how, or even if, innovation can be managed. This book explores the models, methods and metrics of innovation analysis in the context of a single centre: the Global Oilseeds Complex centred in Saskatoon, Canada. It is a single, coherent volume that outlines the theory and practices related to innovation, offering a critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches, backed up with empirical evidence.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Authors; Tables; Figures; Abbreviations; 1. The Blind Leading the Blind Along the Innovation Pathway; 2. The Economic Explanation for Innovation; 3. Clusters and Traded Interdependencies: Place-based Theories and Models; 4. Policies, Strategies and Metrics related to Place in Saskatoon; 5. Local Links and Global Pipelines: Innovation Systems Theories and Models; 6. Policies, Strategies and Metrics Related to Innovation Processes in Saskatoon; 7. Stars and Innovation Athletes: People-based Theories and Models; 8. Policies, Strategies and Metrics on People in Saskatoon; 9. From Comparative Statics to Networked Dynamics: New Approaches; 10. Policy for the 21st Century; Bibliography; Index.
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