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Innovation Beyond Technology

Science for Society and Interdisciplinary Approaches

  • Presents an original and truly interdisciplinary approach to innovation by some of the best specialists in the field

  • Offers a new and coherent vision of innovation based on a broad overview and detailed case studies taken from diverse sectors and technologies

  • Provides an analysis based on the social sciences, not a manifesto for social innovation

Part of the book series: Creative Economy (CRE)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Innovation Beyond Technology—Introduction

    • Sébastien Lechevalier, Sandra Laugier
    Pages 1-21
  3. Critical Views on Innovation from Economics and History of Science, and Law

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 23-23
    2. Reimagining Innovation

      • Pierre-Benoit Joly
      Pages 25-45

About this book

The major purpose of this book is to clarify the importance of non-technological factors in innovation to cope with contemporary complex societal issues while critically reconsidering the relations between science, technology, innovation (STI), and society. For a few decades now, innovation—mainly derived from technological advancement—has been considered a driving force of economic and societal development and prosperity.

With that in mind, the following questions are dealt with in this book: What are the non-technological sources of innovation? What can the progress of STI bring to humankind? What roles will society be expected to play in the new model of innovation? The authors argue that the majority of so-called technological innovations are actually socio-technical innovations, requiring huge resources for financing activities, adapting regulations, designing adequate policy frames, and shaping new uses and new users while having the appropriate interaction with society.

This book gathers multi- and trans-disciplinary approaches in innovation that go beyond technology and take into account the inter-relations with social and human phenomena. Illustrated by carefully chosen examples and based on broad and well-informed analyses, it is highly recommended to readers who seek an in-depth and up-to-date integrated overview of innovation in its non-technological dimensions.

Keywords

  • innovation
  • social innovation
  • Science Technology Innovation
  • STI
  • public participation
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution

Editors and Affiliations

  • EHESS, Paris, France

    Sébastien Lechevalier

About the editor

Sébastien Lechevalier is an economist and a professor at EHESS (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris), specialized in the Japanese economy and Asian capitalism. He is also an associate researcher at GREThA (Bordeaux University). He is the founder and president of the Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS (FFJ). He has been a visiting professor at The University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Hitotsubashi University, Waseda University, and Doshisha University.

He has published extensively on various dimensions of the Japanese economy in comparative perspective, including The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism (Routledge, 2014). His research also deals with the issue of innovation in academic institutions, at the corporate level, and from a public policy perspective. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Innovation Beyond Technology

  • Book Subtitle: Science for Society and Interdisciplinary Approaches

  • Editors: Sébastien Lechevalier

  • Series Title: Creative Economy

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9053-1

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-13-9052-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-13-9055-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-13-9053-1

  • Series ISSN: 2364-9186

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-9445

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 324

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Cultural Economics, Innovation and Technology Management, Humanities and Social Sciences

Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-13-9053-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)