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Innovation Studies in Higher Education Research

Synonyms

Commercialization of knowledge; Discovery and development of new products; Knowledge transfer; Improvement of new products; Structures and processes; Technology transfer

Definition

Innovation studies focus on the exploration of the introduction of new or improved products, new production techniques, and new organizational structures and processes in organizations.

Innovation

Introduction

Innovation literature differentiates between product, process innovation, technical and nontechnical as well as incremental and radical innovations. Incremental innovation emphasizes cost or feature improvements in existing products or services, while radical innovation concerns the development of new businesses or product lines based on new ideas or technologies or substantial cost reductions that transform the economics of a business (Leifer et al. 2010, p. 5). As innovation studies encompass a broad literature which focuses on types, forms, channels, processes, governance, management, as...

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Leišytė, L. (2018). Innovation Studies in Higher Education Research. In: Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_172-1

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