Collaborative Innovation

Rationale,Indicators and Significance
  • W. Edward Steinmueller
Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 28)


Schumpeter (1947) argued that the ability to make innovation routine would be a major determinant of the future nature of capitalism. Schumpeter argued that the ability to make innovation a routine function in large companies would lead to a situation in which these companies would become indistinguishable in their scope of activity and size from other constituencies of society, and would therefore require some form of democratic control to resolve the diversity of social interests. Examination of the division of labor in innovation achieved through inter-organizational collaboration is therefore, ultimately, an enquiry into the future of capitalism (Pavitt and Steinmueller, 2002), a matter of some interest to those living in ‘free market’ economies.


Search Process Innovation Process Knowledge Generation Innovation Network National Innovation System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Edward Steinmueller
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  1. 1.SPRU— Science and Technology Policy ResearchUniversity of SussexSussex

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