Innovation studies: challenging the boundaries

Martin, Ben R (2012) Innovation studies: challenging the boundaries. In: Lundvall Symposium on the Future of Innovation Studies, 16-17 February 2012, Aalborg University.

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Abstract

The field of innovation studies is now approximately half a century old. The occasion has been marked by several studies looking back to identify the main contributions and advances we have made. In this paper, starting from a list of 20 major advances over the field’s history, I propose 20 challenges for coming decades. In 1900, David Hilbert compiled a list of 23 unsolved mathematical problems that had a profound influence on mathematicians over the 20th Century. The intention here is to prompt a debate among the innovation studies community on what are, or should be, the key challenges for us, and on what sort of field we aspire to be.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Keywords: innovation studies; science policy; challenges; achievements
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Ben Martin
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2012 10:49
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 14:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38701

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