Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)


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What is innovation? How is innovation used in business? How can we use it to succeed?

Innovation, the ways ideas are made valuable, plays an essential role in economic and social development, and is an increasingly topical issue. Over the last 150 years our world has hit an accelerated rate of transformation. From airplanes to television to penicillin, and from radios to frozen food to digital money, the fruits of innovation surround us.

Innovation: A Very Short Introduction looks at what innovation is and why it affects us so profoundly. It examines how it occurs, who stimulates it, how it is pursued, and what its outcomes are, both positive and negative. Considering innovation today, and discussing future disruptive technologies such as AI, which have important implications for work and employment, Mark Dodgson and David Gann consider the extent to which our understanding of innovation has developed over the past century and how it might be used to interpret the global economy.

The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Mark Dodgson is Professor of Innovation Studies at the University of Queensland. He has authored over 50 articles and book chapters, as well as written seven books. His research interests are in the areas of corporate strategies and government policies for technology and innovation. David Gann, CBE, is Professor and Vice-President (Innovation) at Imperial College London, and is responsible for a large portfolio of research in collaboration with firms in design, manufacturing, engineering, and construction. Together they edited The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management, (OUP, 2014), with Nelson Phillips.
Product Details ISBN: 9780198825043
ISBN-10: 0198825048
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 1st, 2018
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions