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作者 Sveiby, Karl-Erik
書名 Challenging the Innovation Paradigm
出版項 London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
國際標準書號 9780203120972 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (287 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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系列 Routledge Studies in Technology, Work and Organizations Ser
Routledge Studies in Technology, Work and Organizations Ser
附註 Cover -- Challenging the Innovation Paradigm -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Series Editor Introduction -- Preface -- 1. Challenging the Innovation Paradigm:The Prevailing Pro-Innovation Bias -- Part I Problematizing Innovation -- 2. On the Limits of What Can Be Said about 'Innovation': Interplay and Contrasts Between Academic and Policy Discourses -- 3. καινοτομία: An Old Word for a New World, or the De-Contestation of a Political and Contested Concept -- 4. The Unintended and Undesirable Consequences: Neglected by Innovation Research -- Part II Understanding the Systemic Nature of Innovation -- 5. Accelerating the Innovation Race: Do We Need Reflexive Brakes? -- 6. Innovation and the Global Financial Crisis: Systemic Consequences of Incompetence -- 7. Weak Signals for Opting Out of the Innovation Race -- Part III Exploring Unintended Consequences of Innovation -- 8. Do Major Innovation Models Consider Unintended Consequences? A Review and Revised Framework -- 9. From Autonomous Craftsmen to Compliant Resources: Implications for Undesirable Consequences of Innovation -- 10. Organizational Innovations: An Exploratory Study of Negative Effects -- 11. Information and Communication Technology as an Exporter of CO2 Emissions -- 12. Challenging the Innovation Paradigm: Conclusions, Practical Implications, and Future Research -- Contributors -- Author Index -- Subject Index
Innovation is almost always seen as a "good thing". Challenging the Innovation Paradigm is a critical analysis of the innovation frenzy and contemporary innovation research. The one-sided focus on desirable effects of innovation misses many opportunities to reduce the undesirable consequences. Authors in this book show how systemic effects outside the innovating firms reduce the net benefits of innovation for individual employees, customers, as well as for society as a whole - also the innovators' own organizations. This book analyzes the dominant discourses that construct and reconstruct the assumptions and one-sidedness of contemporary innovation research (generally known as the pro-innovation bias) by focusing on consequences of innovation, distinguishing between intended and unintended as well as desirable and undesirable consequences. Contributors illustrate how both the discourses of innovation and the consequences of innovation permeate all levels of society: in policy discourse, in academic discourse, in research funding, in national innovation systems, in the financial sector, in organizational and work contexts, and in environmental pollution. The volume offers a critical, multidisciplinary, and multinational perspective on the topic, with authors from diverse academic fields examining and making comparisons between a variety of national contexts
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Sveiby, Karl-Erik Challenging the Innovation Paradigm London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415522755
主題 Research, Industrial
Electronic books
Alt Author Gripenberg, Pernilla
Segercrantz, Beata
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