Innovation and Competitiveness: Case Study

  • Elias G. Carayannis
  • Elpida T. Samara
  • Yannis L. Bakouros
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


The foregoing analysis in the previous chapters of the book demonstrated that innovation constitutes the foundation and driver of competitiveness worldwide. Starting from its definition and based on a broad raft of experiences and results, innovation allows the addition of higher added value in a way that materially prevails constituting probably exclusivity (disruptive and discontinuous innovations).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elias G. Carayannis
    • 1
  • Elpida T. Samara
    • 2
  • Yannis L. Bakouros
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and Technology Management School of BusinessGeorge Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Western MacedoniaKozaniGreece

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