International Handbook on Responsible Innovation


International Handbook on Responsible Innovation

A Global Resource

9781784718855 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by René von Schomberg, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission, Belgium and Guest Professor ,Technical University Darmstadt, Germany and Jonathan Hankins, The Bassetti Foundation, Italy
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78471 885 5 Extent: 576 pp
The Handbook constitutes a global resource for the fast growing interdisciplinary research and policy communities addressing the challenge of driving innovation towards socially desirable outcomes. This book brings together well-known authors from the US, Europe and Asia who develop conceptual and regional perspectives on responsible innovation as well as exploring the prospects for further implementation of responsible innovation in emerging technological practices ranging from agriculture and medicine, to nanotechnology and robotics. The emphasis is on the socio-economic and normative dimensions of innovation including issues of social risk and sustainability.

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This Handbook constitutes a global resource for the fast-growing interdisciplinary research and policy communities that have taken on the challenge of driving innovation towards socially desirable outcomes. The collection brings together well-known authors from the USA, Europe, Asia and South Africa, developing conceptual and regional perspectives on responsible innovation including issues of governance, economics and ethics.

The authors explore the prospects for the further implementation of responsible innovation in emerging technological practices in sectors from agriculture and health-care to nanotechnology, robotics and artificial intelligence. The collection emphasizes the socio-economic and normative dimensions of innovation, including issues of social risk and sustainability.
Critical Acclaim
‘The International Handbook on Responsible Innovation – a Global Resource does what it says on the tin: it is a true reference source that provides both facts about Responsible Innovation (RI) and examples of its implementation in a number of different cultural settings.’
– Steffi Friedrichs, NanoEthics: Studies of New and Emerging Technologies

‘The Handbook covers an impressive range of topics and approaches, and its more theoretical aspects help to situate ''responsibility'' as an approach to practical ethics in technological development, without codifying it into a solid object or tick box formula; above all the Handbook demonstrates the complicated, contextual nature of RRI/RI.’
– Stevienna de Saille, Science and Engineering Ethics

‘A substantial, essential, and very highly recommended contribution to college and university library Social/Political Studies collections.’
– Micah Andrew, Midwest Book Review

‘After 75 years of unprecedentedly promiscuous commitment to untethered scientific and technological advance by the state and industry alike, humanity stands on the threshold of advances in human germline engineering, geoengineering of the Earth’s climate, quantum computing, and applications of artificial intelligence that will accelerate our technological capabilities well beyond any capacity to steer them toward greater human benefit and away from greater harm. Racing against this momentum, and the trillions of dollars that support it, have been a relatively small international community of visionary scholars and practitioners who cumulatively have developed the principles, concepts, and tools for assuring the wise and socially accountable governance of technology: responsible innovation. These ideas are neither radical nor utopian; indeed, they are practicable and increasingly well-tested. The International Handbook on Responsible Innovation is thus a guidebook for a shift in stance toward collective accountability for the products and consequences of our own ingenuity.’
– Daniel Sarewitz, Arizona State University, US

‘Beyond its breadth and depth, what is most striking about this volume is how well it navigates between the theoretical and practical dimensions of responsible research and innovation (RRI). The volume thus mirrors RRI’s development as simultaneously a subject of ongoing research and a matter of active policymaking, both focused on the governance of science and technology. How should policymakers address the dual demand that the pace of innovation increase to enhance societal benefits while also advancing deliberately to avoid harming society? This volume provides the latest answers from top RRI researchers and policymakers from around the world. Ranging over the history and theory of RRI, addressing ethics and RRI, detailing the economics underlying RRI, outlining current RRI policies, and looking to the future of RRI, this work will become a classic reference point in the field.’
– J. Britt Holbrook, New Jersey Institute of Technology, US

‘Already impressive in terms of its thematic scope, the diversity of approaches and its global aspiration, this landmark volume is, above all, testament to the coming of age of responsible innovation (RI) as a concept of practical relevance. It contains, amongst other things, illuminating discussions of the notion of responsibility, thought-provoking essays on key questions in RI, and insightful analyses of RI practices in a wide variety of contexts. The messages in bottles, released by the likes of Hans Jonas, John Ziman and the pioneers of the RI community, have obviously been found by many, and probably by many more than the pioneers themselves would have expected. Taken together, the contributions to this collection not only provide a perfect overview on the theory and practices of RI; they also show why RI is not a specialist or merely academic topic but relevant to anyone who cares about the future of our global society.’
– Christopher Coenen, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Germany
Contributors: P. Andanda, P. Bassetti, V. Blok, E. Borsella, M. Brundage, N. Buzás, A. Eizagirre, E. Fisher, E.-M. Forsberg, E. Garbee, R. Gianni, A. Grunwald, D.H. Guston, K. Gunnarsdóttir, S. Gutwirth, J. Hankins, L. Hennen, A. Ibarra, R.A.L. Jones, D. Kaplan, B.-J. Koops, M. Lukovics, P. Macnaghten, R. Madelin, E. Mantovani, A.D. Maynard, L. Miao, E.H.M. Moors, B. Nagy, L. Nierling, A. Nordmann, K. O’Riordan, R. Owen, V. Özdemir, E. Palmerini, P. Pandey, M. Pansera, X. Pavie, A. Porcari, S. Rainey, S. Randles, M. Reinsborough, H. Rodríguez, K. Rommetveit, P. Salvini, D. Schroeder, M. Shaw, L. Soete, K.R. Srinivas, B.C. Stahl, J. Staman, D. Stemerding, J. Stilgoe, R. Strand, N. van Dijk, R. von Schomberg, Q. Wang, B. Wynne, P. Yan, Y. Zhou

1. Introduction to the International Handbook on Responsible Innovation
René von Schomberg and Jonathan Hankins

2. Why Responsible Innovation?
René von Schomberg

Responsibility and Ethics
3. Responsible Innovation: Process and Politics
Richard Owen and Mario Pansera

4. Choosing Freedom: Ethical Governance for Responsible Research and Innovation
Robert Gianni

5. Towards an Ethics-of-Ethics for Responsible Innovation
Vural Özdemir

6. Working Responsibly Across Boundaries? Some Practical and Theoretical Lessons
Kjetil Rommetveit, Niels van Dijk, Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir, Kate O’Riordan, Serge Gutwirth, Roger Strand and Brian Wynne

7. Understanding the Movement(s) for Responsible Innovation
Miles Brundage and David H. Guston

8. Is Innovation Always Good for You? New Policy Challenges for Research and Innovation
Luc Soete

9. First Steps in Understanding the Economic Principles of Responsible Research and Innovation
Miklós Lukovics, Benedek Nagy and Norbert Buzás

10. Responsible Research and Innovation in the Broader Innovation System. Reflections on Responsibility in Standardization, Assessment and Patenting Practices.
Ellen-Marie Forsberg

11. Dynamics of Responsible Innovation Constitution in European Union Research Policy: Tensions, Possibilities and Constraints.
Hannot Rodríguez, Andoni Eizagirre and Andoni Ibarra

12. The Ties that Bind: Collective Experimentation and Participatory Design as Paradigms for Responsible Innovation
Alfred Nordmann

13. Engaging the micro-foundations of responsible innovation: integration of social sciences and humanities with research and innovation practices
Erik Fisher

14. Responsible Innovation and Technology Assessment in Europe- Barriers and Opportunities for Establishing Structures and Principles of Democratic Science and Technology Policy
Leonard Hennen and Linda Nierling

Responsible Innovation in Organisations
15. To what Extent Should the Perspective of Responsible Innovation Irrigate the Organization as a Whole?
Xavier Pavie

16. From Participation to interruption: Toward an Ethics of Stakeholder Engagement, Participation and Partnership in Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Innovation
Vincent Blok

17. Shared Space and Slow Science in Geoengineering Research
Jack Stilgoe

18. Responsible Innovation and Healthy Ageing
Ellen H.M. Moors

19. Responsible Innovation and Agricultural Sustainability: Lessons from Genetically Modified Crops
Phil Macnaghten

20. Responsible Inclusive Innovation - Tackling Grand Challenges Globally
Doris Schroeder and David Kaplan

21. Embedding Responsible Innovation in Emerging Technological Practices
Armin Grunwald

22. From Technology Assessment to Responsible Research and Innovation in Synthetic Biology
Dirk Stemerding

23. Responsible Innovation and Public Engagement: What we can Learn from the Case of Nanotechnology
Richard A.L. Jones

24. Responsible Innovation in ICT: Challenges for Industry
Bernd Carsten Stahl, Elisabetta Borsella, Andrea Porcari and Elvio Mantovani

25. Ethics Management and Responsible Research and Innovation in the Human Brain Project
Stephen Rainey, Bernd Stahl, Mark Shaw and Michael Reinsborough

26. Grass-roots Case Studies in ‘Poiesis Intensive’ Responsible Innovation (PIRI)
Jonathan Hankins

27. Robotics and Responsible Research and Innovation
Pericle Salvini, Erica Palmerini, and Bert-Jaap Koops

28. Chinese Perspectives on Responsible Innovation
Zhao, Yandong and Liao Miao

29. Responsible Innovation: Constructing a Seaport in China
Qian Wang and Ping Yan

30. Indian Perspectives on Responsible Innovation and Frugal Innovation
Krishna Ravi Srinivas and Poonam Pandey

31. South-East European Perspectives
Norbert Buzás and Miklós Lukovics

32. Responsible Innovation in a Culture of Entrepreneurship - a US Perspective
Andrew D. Maynard and Elizabeth Garbee

33. Public Engagement as a Potential Responsible Research and Innovation Tool for Ensuring Inclusive Governance of Biotechnology Innovation in Low and Middle Income Countries
Pamela Andanda

34. Interview with Piero Bassetti, President of Fondazione Giannino Bassetti
Sally Randles

35. Interview with Robert Madelin, Ex -Director General and Advisor on Innovation (European Commission)
Jan Staman and René von Schomberg

36. Interview with Rob van Leen, Chief Innovation Officer, Head of DSM Innovation Center and Member of the Executive Committee of DSM
Jan Staman


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