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Innovation in Services and Entrepreneurship

Beyond industrialist and Technologist concepts ofSustainable Development
  • Faridah Djellal
  • Faïz Gallouj
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Part of the Service Science: Research and Innovations in the Service Economy book series (SSRI)

Abstract

The questions of innovation in services, on the one hand, and sustainable development , on the other, are relatively recent concerns for economic theorists and public policymakers alike. They have become key issues, which pose considerable academic, economic and political challenges. However, these two questions, and the problems they raise, have evolved independently of each other. The present chapter seeks to link them by considering innovation in and by services and innovation-based entrepreneurship in services in terms of their relationship to sustainable development. Our hope in so doing is that we can play a part in moderating the industrialist, technologist, environmentalist and curative concept of sustainable development that is, paradoxically, still dominant in our service economies.

Keywords

Sustainable Development Technological Innovation Fair Trade Social Entrepreneurship Social Innovation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University François Rabelais of Tours Clersé-CNRS and GercieToursFrance
  2. 2.Université of Lille 1, Clersé-CNRSVilleneuve d’AscqFrance

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