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The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation

Edited by Harald Bathelt, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Innovation and Governance, Departments of Political Science and Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Patrick Cohendet, Professor, Department of International Business, HEC Montréal, Canada, Sebastian Henn, Professor, Department of Geography, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany and Laurent Simon, Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, HEC Montréal, Canada
This unique Companion provides a comprehensive overview and critical evaluation of existing conceptualizations and new developments in innovation research. It draws on multiple perspectives of innovation, knowledge and creativity from economics, geography, history, management, political science and sociology. The Companion brings together leading scholars to reflect upon innovation as a concept (Part I), innovation and institutions (Part II), innovation and creativity (Part III), innovation, networking and communities (Part IV), innovation in permanent spatial settings (Part V), innovation in temporary, virtual and open settings (Part VI), innovation, entrepreneurship and market making (Part VII), and the governance and management of innovation (Part VIII).
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Publication Date: 2017
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This Companion provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview and critical evaluation of existing conceptualizations and new developments in innovation research. Arguing that innovation research requires inter- and trans-disciplinary explanations and methodological pluralism at various levels, it draws on multiple perspectives of innovation, knowledge and creativity from economics, geography, history, management, political science and sociology. The Companion provides the definitive guide to the field and introduces new approaches, perspectives and developments.

The Companion systematically analyzes the challenges, problems and gaps in innovation research. Leading scholars reflect upon and critically assess the fundamental topics of the field, including:

• innovation as a concept

• innovation and institutions

• innovation and creativity

• innovation, networking and communities

• innovation in permanent spatial settings

• innovation in temporary and virtual settings

• innovation, entrepreneurship and market making

• innovation governance and management.

Innovation researchers and students in economics, economic geography, industrial sociology, innovation studies, international business, management and political science will find the Companion to be an essential resource. It will also appeal to practitioners in innovation and policy makers in economic development, public policy and innovation policy.
‘This is an innovative book on innovation. It innovates through the organisation of the subject achieved by the four editors. It digs into innovation as a concept, as institutions, as creativity, channeled through temporary and permanent organisations, shaping markets and dialoguing with entrepreneurship, and as embedded in places and networks. The contributions are not just hagiographies. All have critical thinking, questioning categories and data and findings. These are reasons why this book will become the essential reference in the field.’
– Michael Storper, The London School of Economics, UK

‘This very wide-ranging selection of chapters reflects a much broader outlook than most other innovation research collections. It is not wedded to any school or discipline, yet it draws on relevant ideas from virtually all of them. It is an ideal companion for a reader interested in the various new perspectives on innovation that have emerged recently and how these are connected to established themes, or the reader interested in developing a more interdisciplinary appreciation of the subject area.’
– John Cantwell, Rutgers University, US
Contributors: H. Bathelt, N. Bradford, T. Burger-Helmchen, M. Callon, U. Cantner, P. Cohendet, D.H. Cropley, L. D’Adderio, P. Desrochers, U. Dewald, G. Dosi, D. Dougherty, J.Y. Douglas, J.R. Faulconbridge, M.P. Feldman, M. Ferrary, D. Foray, N. Geilinger, E. Giuliani, J. Glückler, B. Godin, F. Golfetto, G. Grabher, M. Granovetter, S. Haefliger, I. Hamdan-Livramento, A.B. Hargadon, A. Hatchuel, S. Henn, J.-A. Heraud, A.J. Herod, C. Hussler, O. Ibert, A. Lagendijk, P. Le Masson, S. Leppälä, D. Leslie, S. Lhuillery, P. Li, N. Lowe, B.-Å. Lundvall, E.J. Maelecki, L. Marengo, S. McGrath-Champ, J. Merkel, S. Ogawa, F. Pachidou, G. Parmentier, J. Penin, G. Pickren, A.C. Pratt, J. Raffo, A. Rainnie, A. Rallet, N.M. Rantisi, D. Rinallo, J. Roberts, R.G. Shearmur, L. Simon, B. Sinclair-Desgagné, B. Spigel, J. Szurmak, A. Torre , B. Truffer, A. Van Assche, W. Vanhaverbeke, S. Vannuccini, C. Vellera, E. Vernette, G. von Krogh, B. Weil, D.A. Wolfe
Contents:

Preface

1. Innovation and Knowledge Creation: Challenges to the Field
Harald Bathelt, Patrick Cohendet, Sebastian Henn and Laurent Simon

PART I. INNOVATION AS A CONCEPT
2. A Conceptual History of Innovation
Benoit Godin

3. Concepts and Models of Innovation
Patrick Cohendet and Laurent Simon

4. Science and Innovation
Jean-Alain Héraud

5. Reverse Innovation
Thierry Burger-Helmchem and Caroline Hussler

6. Broadening the Concept of Open Innovation
Wim Vanhaverbeke

7. Measurement of Innovation
Stephane Lhuillery, Julio Raffo and Intan Hamdan-Livramento

PART II. INNOVATION AND INSTITUTIONS
8. Institutional Context and Innovation
Johannes Glückler and Harald Bathelt

9. Innovation in Practice
Deborah Dougherty

10. Domesticating Innovation – Designing Revolutions
Yellowlees Douglas and Andrew Hargadon

11. Innovation and Lock-in
Uwe Cantner and Simone Vannuccini

12. Patents and Open Innovation
Julien Pénin

PART III. INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
13. Managing Knowledge, Creativity, and Innovation
Patrick Cohendet, Guy Parmentier and Laurent Simon

14. Urban Diversity and Innovation
Pierre Desrochers, Samuli Leppala and Joanna Szurmak

15. Innovation and the Cultural Economy
Andy C. Pratt

16. Innovation and Cultural Industries
Deborah Leslie and Norma M. Rantisi

17. Services and Innovation
Johannes Glückler

18. Design Theories, Creativity and Innovation
Pascal Le Masson, Armand Hatchuel and Benoit Weil

19. The Dark Side of Creativity
David H Cropley

PART IV. INNOVATION, NETWORKING AND COMMUNITIES
20. Social Networks and Innovation
Michel Ferrary and Mark Granovetter

21. Community, Creativity and Innovation
Joanne Roberts

22. Industrial Clusters in Global Networks
Elisa Giuliani

23. The User Innovation Phenomenon
Cyrielle Vellera, Eric Vernette and Susumu Ogawa

24. Horizontal Learning
Pengfei Li

25. Innovation versus Technological Achievement
Dominique Foray

PART V. INNOVATION IN PERMANENT SPATIAL SETTINGS
26. Geography of Innovation, Proximity and Beyond
Alain Rallet and Andre Torre

27. Urban Bias in Innovation Studies
Richard Shearmur

28. National and Regional Innovation Systems
Harald Bathelt and Sebastian Henn

29. National Innovation Systems and Globalization
Bengt-Åke Lundvall

30. Innovation, Regional Development and Relationality
Arnoud Lagendijk

PART VI. INNOVATION IN TEMPORARY AND VIRTUAL SETTINGS
31. Trade Fairs and Innovation
Harald Bathelt

32. Innovation through Trade Show Concertation
Francesca Golfetto and Diego Rinallo

33. Knowledge Collaboration in Virtual Communities
Gernot Grabher and Oliver Ibert

34. Performativity and the Innovation-Replication Dilemma
Luciana D’Adderio

35. Coworking and Innovation
Janet Merkel

PART VII. INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MARKET MAKING
36. Markets, Marketization and Innovation
Michel Callon

37. Market Formation and Innovation Systems
Ulrich Dewald and Bernard Truffer

38. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ed Malecki and Ben Spigel

39. Transnational Entrepreneurs and Global Knowledge Transfer
Sebastian Henn and Harald Bathelt

40. Institutional Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Alzheimer's
Nina Geilinger, Stefan Haefliger, Georg von Krogh, and Fotini Pachidou

PART VIII. GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION
41. Relational Geographies of Knowledge and Innovation
James R. Faulconbridge

42. Innovation, Governance and Place
Maryann Feldman and Nicola Lowe

43. The Dynamics of Organizational Structures and Performances
Giovanni Dosi and Luigi Marengo

44. Learning through Governance
Neil Bradford and David Wolfe

45. Global Value Chains and Innovation
Ari Van Assche

46. Innovation, Development and Global Destruction Networks
Andrew Herod, Graham Pickren, Al Rainnie and Susan McGrath-Champ

47. Innovation and the Global Eco-Industry
Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné

Index