This handbook looks to provide academics and students with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of the phenomenon of innovation.
Innovation spans a number of fields within the social sciences and humanities: Management, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Politics, Psychology, and History. Consequently, the rapidly increasing body of literature on innovation is characterized by a multitude of perspectives based on, or cutting across, existing disciplines and specializations. Scholars of innovation can come from such diverse starting points that much of this literature can be missed, and so constructive dialogues missed.
The editors of The Oxford Handbook of Innovation have carefully selected and designed twenty-one contributions from leading academic experts within their particular field, each focusing on a specific aspect of innovation. These have been organized into four main sections, the first of which looks at the creation of innovations, with particular focus on firms and networks. Section Two provides an account of the wider systematic setting influencing innovation and the role of institutions and organizations in this context. Section Three explores some of the diversity in the working of innovation over time and across different sectors of the economy, and Section Four focuses on the consequences of innovation with respect to economic growth, international competitiveness, and employment.
An introductory overview, concluding remarks, and guide to further reading for each chapter, make this handbook a key introduction and vital reference work for researchers, academics, and advanced students of innovation.
About the Series
Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.
This 656-page book is the result of a collective effort of a well-established network of scholars in the field of innovation studies. The outcome is an impressive volume which provides an up-to-date summary of current research on innovation and innovative strategies and behaviours of the enterprises...The book deserves little criticism. Well balanced and articulated, it offers an up-dates review of the research's state-of-the-art provided by first-class scholars but also raises a number of intriguing perspectives of analysis. Business History ...this handbook provides an important addition to the growing innovation literature. Organization 12 (6)
1: Jan Fagerberg: Innovation: A guide to the Literature
Section I: Innovation in the Making
2: William Lazonick: The Innovative Firm
3: Walter W. Powell and Stine Grodal: Networks of Innovators
4: Keith Pavitt: Innovation Processes
5: Alice Lam: Organizational Innovation
6: Keith Smith: Measuring Innovation
Section II: The Systemic Nature of Innovation
7: Charles Edquist: Systems of Innovation: Perspectives and Challenges
8: David C. Mowery and Bhaven N. Sampat: Universities in National Innovation Systems
9: Mary O'Sullivan: Finance and Innovation
10: Ove Granstrand: Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights
11: Bjørn Asheim and Meric Gertler: The Geography of Innovation
12: Rajneesh Narula and Antonello Zanfei: Globalization of Innovation: The Role of Multinational Enterprises
Schedule III: How Innovation Differs
13: Kristine Bruland and David C. Mowery: Innovation Through Time
14: Franco Malerba: Sectoral Systems: How and Why Innovation Differs Across Sectors
15: Nick von Tunzelmann and Virginia Acha: Innovation in 'Low-Tech' Industries
16: Ian Miles: Innovation in Services
17: Bronwyn Hall: Innovation and Diffusion
Section IV: Innovation and Performance
19: Bart Verspagen: Innovation and Economic Growth
20: Manuel M. Godhino and Jan Fagerberg: Innovation and Catching-Up
20: John Cantwell: Innovation and Competitiveness
21: Mario Pianta: Innovation and Employment
22: Bengt-Åke Lundvall and Susana Borrás: Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy