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Contemporary Management of Innovation

Are We Asking the Right Questions?

  • Jon Sundbo
  • Andrea Gallina
  • Göran Serin
  • Jerome Davis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Management of Innovation — Are We Looking at the Right Things?

  3. The Dynamics of Innovation and the Role of Companies, Institutions and Territories

  4. Organization of Innovation

  5. Economics of Innovation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 264-268

About this book


Both society and markets have changed, and the art of innovation has changed with them, becoming increasingly complex. The book comprises the chapters of twenty-two European innovation researchers. The authors challenge existing innovation theory and management dogma and present new theoretical perspectives. Beginning with theoretical analyses of the innovation management field, the book turns to the institutional and geographic factors underlying innovation, and the potential posed by a 'soft' or organizational view of innovation management, before concluding with a section on the management of knowledge, information and appropriability.


Diffusion innovation innovation management

Editors and affiliations

  • Jon Sundbo
    • 1
  • Andrea Gallina
    • 1
  • Göran Serin
    • 1
  • Jerome Davis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesRoskilde UniversityDenmark
  2. 2.Roskilde UniversityDenmark

About the editors

STAFFAN LAESTADIUS Professor of Industrial Dynamics, School of Industrial Engineering and Management, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm MARIUS T.H.MEEUS Professor of Innovation and Organization, Department of Innovation and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Geography of Utrecht University. PHIL COOKE University Research Professor in Regional Economic Development, and founding Director (1993) of the Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Wales, UK POVL A. HANSEN Dr in Economic History and Associated Professor, Department of Geography and International Development Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark JEREMY HOWELLS Executive Director of the ESRC Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition (CRIC) and Policy Research for Engineering, Science and Technology (PREST), Institute of Innovation Research (IoIR), University of Manchester, UK SØREN MARCUS PEDERSEN Senior Researcher at The Food and Resource Economics Institute at KVL JØRGEN LINDGAARD PEDERSEN Associate Professor, Department of Manufacturing, Engineering and Management, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) JAN FABER Associate Professor of Methodology of Innovation Research, Department of Innovation and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of GeoSciences, Utrecht University LEON OERLEMANS Associate Professor of Organisation Studies, Tilburg University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Extraordinary Professor Economics of Innovation, Department of Engineering and Technology Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa LARS FUGLSANG Associate Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark JAUME GUIA Associate Professor, Department of Business Organization and Management, University of Girona LLUIS PRATS Assistant Professor, Department of Business Organization and Management, Universtity of Girona JORDI COMAS Associate Professor, Department of Business Organization and Management, Universtity of Girona PIM DEN DERTOG Senior Researcher and Co-director, Dialogic Innovation & Interaction, Utrecht TOM POOT Assistant Professor of Economics of Innovation, University Utrecht GERHARD MEINEN Project Manager, R&D and Innovation Statistics, Statistics Netherlands CRISTIANO ANTONELLI Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Torino, Italy LEE DAVIS Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy, and Research Associate, Centre on Law, Economics and Financial Institutions, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

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