The Two Sides of Innovation

The Two Sides of Innovation

Author: Guido Buenstorf

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319014968

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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​This volume is devoted to innovation with a special focus on its two sides, namely creation and destruction, and on its role in the evolution of capitalist economies. The first part of the book looks at innovation and its effects on economic performance, addressing issues of motives, behavioral rules under uncertainty, actor properties, and technology characteristics. The second part concentrates on potential consequences of innovative activities, in particular structural change, the “innovation-mediated” effect of skill-oriented policies on regional performance, the destructive effects of innovation activities, and the question whether novelty is always good. The role of innovation in the evolution of capitalism itself is discussed in the third part.

The Two Faces of Institutional Innovation

The Two Faces of Institutional Innovation

Author: Leonardo Avritzer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786436658

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This book evaluates democratic innovations to allow a full analysis of the different practices that have emerged recently in Latin America. These innovations, often viewed in a positive light by a large section of democratic theorists, engendered the idea that all innovations are democratic and all democratic innovations are able to foster citizenship – a view challenged by this work. The book also evaluates the expansion of innovation to the field of judicial institutions. It will benefit democratic theorists by presenting a realistic analysis of the positive and negative aspects of democratic innovation.

Research and Innovation in Physics Education: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Research and Innovation in Physics Education: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Author: Jenaro Guisasola

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030511821

Category: Science

Page: 247

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This book describes novel approaches designed to enhance the professional training of physics teachers, and explores innovations in the teaching and learning of physics in the classroom and laboratory. It features selected contributions from the International Research Group on Physics Teaching (GIREP) and Multimedia in Physics Teaching and Learning (MPTL) Conference, held in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, in July 2018, which brought together two communities: researchers in physics education and physics teachers. The book covers a broad range of topics, highlighting important aspects of the relationship between research and innovation in the teaching of physics, and presenting fresh insights to help improve learning processes and instruction. Offering a contemporary vision of physics teaching and the learning process, the book is of interest to all teachers and researchers committed to teaching and learning physics on the basis of good evidence.

Happiness, Technology and Innovation

Happiness, Technology and Innovation

Author: Gaël Brulé

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030826857

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 98

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This book asks what kind of impacts innovations and technology have on subjective well-being and happiness. It presents the state of the art both in terms of results and theoretical questioning on these topics. It proposes a new concept: innovation that leads to greater happiness, and highlights new research in this area. In so doing, it addresses a less researched area in the field of well-being research. The authors state that notwithstanding the indisputable positive contributions of innovation and technology, there are also drawbacks, which need equal attention in research. This book is of interest to students and researchers of quality of life and well-being, as well as innovation research.

The Future of Innovation

The Future of Innovation

Author: Henri Swan

Publisher: ‎ Impact Ventures Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Corporate, Academia and Institutional Investors spend five trillion dollars a year globally on innovation, where two third of initiatives fails, this book is about reversing that. We face pressing challenges. Eco-degradation, infuctuous diseases and new risks brought by the misaligned resources spent on bad innovation that's challenging the human development. The solution lies by leveraging breakthroughs in technologies and sciences, along a paradigm shift in ventures capital funding, propelled by fourth industrial revolution, that enables equitable and sustainable innovation models. Moreover, the nature of innovation-driven development model demands a worldwide assessment and the reshaping of a leading innovation hubs, urgently of great relevance to ensure a better tomorrow. We are at the dawn of business management’s first century. It is our challenge to capture the opportunity we have been given to ensure that those of us who seek to build the next big thing will have the how-to they need to impact the world positively, across tech, health, and science-based innovation. This book aligns "entrepreneurship, sustainable innovation, impact investing, and faster exit" to a rigorous footing, through emerging and proven practices, perfected by Silicon Valley’s pioneers. It is a must have walkthrough “blueprint for founder seeking to launch, fund, grow or exit their startup”; along with investor, engineer, product developer; corporate “innovation, investment or acquisition leader”, advisor, and academic lecturer; in need of expanding their horizons, on taking to market innovation with positive impact. It is an ideal reference manual, based on first-hand insider scope of thought leadership, packed with research from top tier institution with actionable insights on startup, corporate innovation and venture capital ecosystem showcasing a 360- degree cycle of innovation execution “masterfully crafted in a single volume of 400 pages illustrated with over 100 colorful graphs and charts”. "The first step is to establish that something is possible, then probability will occur." - Elon Musk This volume leverages the experience of prominent innovators by capturing past, current, and projected future technologies innovation, with deep dive on how innovation happens through each stage, and what to do or not to do during its execution. This shall be a prime source for anyone eager to understand or excel in innovation or venture capital. In The Future of Innovation, you'll learn how-to from "Idea to IPO" through five focus areas: 1 - What's Innovation, it's history, what's not innovation, and how to make idea disruptive 2 - A deep dive into global innovation hubs and how to enables policies that drive impact 3 - Walk-through on building innovation with future technology that's urgently needed now 4 - Launch a startup, grow and attract investors in a $30 trillion market (impact/ESG/SRI) 5 - When and how to exit (Acquisition, IPO or M&A), with do/don't execution roadmap "Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly." - John F. Kennedy

Innovation, Alliances, and Networks in High-Tech Environments

Innovation, Alliances, and Networks in High-Tech Environments

Author: Fiorenza Belussi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317539674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Recent years have seen a growth in strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and collaborative networks involving knowledge-intensive and hi-tech industries. However, there have been relatively few studies looking at this form of collaboration as a strategy to drive firms’ innovative performances. This book specifically focuses on the role of strategic alliances, M&A and innovation networks, providing insights on if and how they contribute to boosting firms’ innovation performances. The book has a double purpose. Firstly, it investigates at an industry level the role played by the alliance, M&As and networks in high-tech environments such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, software and nanotechnology in creating, transforming and reshaping the dynamics inside and between industries. Secondly, it explores the impact at the firm level of factors such as cognitive distance, management capabilities, and relational and social capabilities, on firms’ global innovation capacity, measured as innovation quantity, innovation quality and innovation novelty. The book will be of interest to scholars working on the economics of innovation, innovation management studies, strategic management, regional science and evolutionary economics, among other areas.

Mastering the Hype Cycle

Mastering the Hype Cycle

Author: Jackie Fenn

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422135129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

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It happens over and over again. Some innovation (a new product, a management trend) comes along that captures the public's imagination. Everybody joins the parade with great fanfare and high expectations. This "next big thing" promises to transform the companies that adopt it -- and inflict great peril on those that don't. Then, when the innovation fails to deliver as promised immediately, everyone starts bailing out. Investments are wasted; stock prices plunge; disillusionment sets in. It doesn't have to be this way. In Mastering the Hype Cycle, Jackie Fenn and Mark Raskino explain what drives this pattern and how your company can avoid its potential dangers. By understanding the hype cycle, you can ride it more skillfully -- timing your investment decisions so that the innovations you adopt stand the best chance of succeeding in the long-term. Drawing on company examples and Gartner's proven STREET (Scope, Track, Rank, Evaluate, Evangelize, Transfer) framework, the authors show how to orchestrate the key steps in the innovation-adoption process -- from choosing which innovations to take on and when in their life cycle you should adopt, to paving the way for a successful introduction. The hype cycle isn't going away. But this book arms you with the strategies you need to ride the crest of a new idea to success -- and steer clear of the trough of disillusionment.

Managing Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Managing Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Author: Paul Trott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317498209

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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Managing Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the first textbook for non-business based entrepreneurship courses, focussed on students with a background in science and technology. Its comprehensive, rigorous and yet accessible approach originates from the authors’ considerable experience mentoring students as they turn their technological ideas into real-life business ventures. . The text is separated into three parts providing a roadmap for successful entrepreneurial projects: Part I focusses on how to create your venture, turning technology into businesses and how to link together entrepreneurship and innovation Part II shows you how to grow your venture and make it profitable, looking at the early development of academic spin-outs and how to adapt your technology to the customers’ needs. Part III takes you through the day-to-day running on your business; whether to adopt a contingency or contextual approach, how to develop new products and services and alternative options for growth. With a wide range of practical steps, lists of things to consider and guidelines on how to turn your technology based ideas into a successful business, this text will be essential for all non-business students who need to understand entrepreneurship, management and innovation. It will also prove a useful introduction to all Masters-level students taking these subjects in business schools.

Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After

Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After

Author: M. Cornis-Pope

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403970039

Category: Science

Page: 318

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Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting undertakes a systematic study of postmodernism's responses to the polarized ideologies of the postwar period that have held cultures hostage to a confrontation between rival ideologies abroad and a clash between champions of uniformity and disruptive others at home. Considering a broad range of narrative projects and approaches (from polysystemic fiction to surfiction, postmodern feminism, and multicultural/postcolonial fiction), this book highlights their solutions to ontological division (real vs. imaginary, wordly and other-worldly), sociocultural oppositions (of race, class, gender) and narratological dualities (imitation vs. invention, realism vs. formalism). A thorough rereading of the best experimental work published in the US since the mid-1960s reveals the fact that innovative fiction has been from the beginning concerned with redefining the relationship between history and fiction, narrative and cultural articulation. Stepping back from traditional polarizations, innovative novelists have tried to envision an alternative history of irreducible particularities, excluded middles, and creative intercrossings.

ECIE 2020 16th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

ECIE 2020 16th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Prof. Alessandro De Nisco

Publisher: Academic Conferences limited

ISBN: 9781912764686

Category: Business & Economics

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The European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been running now for 16 years. This event has been held in Italy, Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, Portugal, and Finland to mention some of the countries who have hosted it. The conference is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship teaching and research. The 16th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be hosted by Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE), Portugal and the Conference Chair will be Florinda Matos