20 challenges for innovation studies

Martin, Ben R 20 challenges for innovation studies. In: Open Innovation: New Insights and Evidence Conference, 25-26 Jun 2012, Imperial College, London.

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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.

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Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 11:57
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 11:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65030

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