Category Archives: Innovation

Innovation, creativity

The emergence of an innovation ecosystem in a low innovation region: Disrupting inertia by a young university

Innovation ecosystems are characterized by a variety of complementary actors and relationships among them. Universities are considered a key player in innovation ecosystems for their ability to generate knowledge and qualified expertise for entrepreneurial innovation. While much attention has been paid to mature … Continue reading

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Open Collaboration for Innovation: Principles and Performance

The principles of open collaboration for innovation (and production), once distinctive to open source software, are now found in many other ventures. Some of these ventures are Internet-based: for example, Wikipedia and online communities. Others are off-line: they are found in medicine, … Continue reading

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The Creativity Reader

The Creativity Reader is a necessary companion for anyone interested in the historical roots of contemporary ideas about creativity, innovation, and imagination. It brings together a prestigious group of international experts who were tasked with choosing, introducing, and commenting on … Continue reading

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Finding our way together – through innovations in shared understanding

By itself, voting is naturally more quantitative than qualitative. Furthermore, majoritarian approaches tend to be divisive, oversimplifying complexity and motivating and rewarding victories over minorities. In pursuit of this win-lose logic, majorities often ignore minorities (and complexity) as much as … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of Emergence: Productively Innovating in Complex Innovation Systems

Our most pressing societal problems such as enhancing health care, developing alternate energy, revitalizing cities, and advancing the economy are complex innovation systems. Leveraging the enormous potential of sciences and technologies into better resolutions for these complex challenges requires a … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Bury the Idea of the Lone Genius Innovator

When Alexander Fleming, a brilliant but sometimes careless scientist, returned to his lab after a summer holiday, in 1928, he found his work ruined. The bacteria cultures he had been growing were contaminated by fungus. As it grew, it killed … Continue reading

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Innovation, from cells to societies

Innovation is the breaking of an adaptive pattern through the emergence of phenotypic novelty, sometimes corresponding to a new ecological function. Phenotypes in biology include anatomical, physiological and behavioral traits, such as bird wings permitting flight. Innovations are also obviously a part of … Continue reading

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Collective action and anonymity – innovation in the data economy

Data is different from other assets like gold and oil in that almost all of us, as individuals, generate it. Giving us more control over our own data will stimulate innovation, but realising the full potential will also involve collective … Continue reading

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Handbook of Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This Handbook of Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship compiles the outstanding expertise of leading researchers in the fi eld of innovation and entrepreneurship. Such a project inevitably goes back to Schumpeter, and we adopt the motivation of his entrepreneur as our starting point. … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation Movements

Innovation is increasingly invoked by policy elites and business leaders as vital for tackling global challenges like sustainable development. Often overlooked, however, is the fact that networks of community groups, activists, and researchers have been innovating grassroots solutions for social … Continue reading

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