2012 | 449 Pages | ISBN: 3642217222 | PDF | 4 MB
The book describes & analyses the new environment for innovation, it does this with an emphasis on yet uncharted regions within the field of practice-based innovation, coming up with guidelines for innovation policy measures needed in order to realise this. While it focuses on these policies it also takes into account multi-actor innovation processes, user-driven innovation, "related variety" & many other aspects; aspects such as, just to name a few: communicating creative processes & distributing practice-based innovation; then there is creativity itself, encompassing new fields of knowledge & expertise. The authors go on to describe value networks, showing how to make practice-based innovations, explaining innovation diffusion & absorptive capacity. The book presents new insights as well as the latest research related to the frequently used term "innovation". Definitions are put forward, giving, by way of examples, a detailed description of concepts we draw upon when using these. Innovation as a concept is constantly being subdivided into increasingly finer distinctions, which, in turn, determine the discourse. The book takes a close look at these, further taking into account the challenges as well as the opportunities inherent in developing practice-based innovation procedures & policies of global importance, never losing sight of advancing long-term effectiveness.