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Challenging the Innovation Paradigm
By Karl Erik Sveiby (editor), Pernilla Gripenberg (editor) and Beata Segercrantz (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date April 3, 2012
Pages 272
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415522755
ISBN-10 0415522757
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $160.00
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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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With Karl Erik Sveiby (other contributor), Pernilla Gripenberg (other contributor) | from Routledge (April 3, 2012)
9780415522755 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $160.00
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With Karl Erik Sveiby (other contributor), Pernilla Gripenberg (other contributor) | from Routledge (September 3, 2015)
9781138959880 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $54.95
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