When people think about innovation, they usually portray technological artifacts. But innovation is much more than that. In simple terms, it is about the capacity to change. As it goes, many conservation projects require individuals and organizations to change; to adopt new practices; to abandon others. This is where an economist with an Economics of Innovation background can come in handy.
This perspective paper that has just been published in the Journal of Sustainability Research, reflects my most recent work interrogating the purposes of innovation and its role in sustainable development. It reflects on the differences between adopting weak or strong sustainability as the final goal in terms of innovation and innovation systems. It aims to contribute to … Continue reading Innovation for what? Unpacking the role of innovation for strong and weak sustainability
Our joint contribution to the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Business and Management is finally online and available for download (open access) The paper is intended to introduce to Science, Technology and Innovation policy to business managers and discuss under which circumstances, why and how policy makers might support research and innovation in firms. But it … Continue reading New publication: Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy: Old Patterns and New Challenges with Bengt-Ake Lundvall now available online