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Author Adam, Frane.

Title Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (237 pages)
Series Routledge Advances in Sociology
Routledge advances in sociology.
Contents Cover; Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; Introduction: The Meaning and Importance of Socio-Cultural Context for Innovation Performance; Part I The Cultural and Cognitive Framework of Innovation; 1 Culture and Cognition: The Foundations of Innovation in Modern Societies; 2 Socially Responsible Science and Innovation in Converging Technologies; 3 Culture Impact on Innovation: Econometric Analysis of European Countries; 4 Communities as Spaces of Innovation
9 "Individuals" Networks and Regional Renewal: A Case Study of Social Dynamics and Innovation in TwenteDiscussion and Conclusion; Instead of a Conclusion: Society, Culture, and Innovation-Themes for Future Studies; Contributors; Index
Part II Innovation and Social Capital: A Reconsideration of Conceptual and Methodological Dilemmas5 National and Regional Innovation Capacity Through the Lens of Social Capital: A Qualitative Meta-Analysis of Recent Emprical Studies; 6 Collaboration in Innovation Systems and the Significance of Social Capital; 7 Learning in Regional Networks: The Role of Social Capital; Part III Case Studies; 8 Independent Inventors and their Position in the National/Regional Innovation System: A Case Study of Slovenia
Summary Innovation - the process of obtaining, understanding, applying, transforming, managing and transferring knowledge - is a result of human collaboration, but it has become an increasingly complex process, with a growing number of interacting parties involved. Lack of innovation is not necessarily caused by lack of technology or lack of will to innovate, but often by social and cultural forces that jeopardize the cognitive processes and prevent potential innovation. This book focuses on the rule of social capital in the process of innovation: the social networks and the norms; values and attit
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Subject Diffusion of innovations -- Economic aspects
Diffusion of innovations -- Social aspects
Technological innovation -- Economic aspects
Technological innovation -- Social aspects
Diffusion of innovations -- Economic aspects.
Diffusion of innovations -- Social aspects.
SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Westlund, Hans.
ISBN 1136198911