Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Epidemiology of Innovation: Concepts and Constructs

  • Elias G. CarayannisEmail author
  • Nikolaos G. Evangelatos
  • David F. J. Campbell
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_508


The Conceptual Sociotechnical, Socioeconomic, and Sociopolitical Context for the Epidemiology of Innovation

With the onset of organized human activity going back thousands of years, and surely since the industrial revolution, science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship have evolved to be major determinants of the way humans live. In the Western world, science, technology, and economy are interrelated and have allowed for both the growth of the economy and the emergence of national and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elias G. Carayannis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nikolaos G. Evangelatos
    • 2
  • David F. J. Campbell
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems & Technology Management, School of BusinessThe George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Intensive Care UnitKlinikum NürnbergBayernGermany
  3. 3.Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies (IFF), Institute of Science Communication and Higher Education ResearchAlpen–Adria–University KlagenfurtViennaAustria
  4. 4.University of Applied ArtsViennaAustria