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Rethinking the Social in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Rethinking the Social in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

9781839108167 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Beniamino Callegari, Oslo New University College and Kristiania University College, Norway, Bisrat A. Misganaw, NEOMA Business School, France and Stefania Sardo, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 816 7 Extent: 288 pp
Offering a comprehensive classification of the analytical approaches to the social within the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship studies, this book showcases a wide variety of perspectives and a collection of theoretical analysis tackling social complexity.

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Offering a comprehensive classification of the analytical approaches to the social within the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship studies, this book showcases a wide variety of perspectives and a collection of theoretical analysis tackling social complexity.

The editors bring together contributors who mirror the heterogeneity present in the innovation and entrepreneurship fields, aiming to spark a discussion on the pluralist and critical nature of the social dimension within research, and to examine societal transformation processes and their attending multifaceted issues. Exploring how the social is analytically understood in innovation and entrepreneurship studies, the book proposes a non-exhaustive spectrum ranging from implicit assumption to explicit conceptualization in defining methodological foundations.

Discussing the social and methodological challenges involved in the integration of social dimensions, this book will be a crucial companion for innovation and entrepreneurship scholars and students. This book is also a must-read for policy-makers and practitioners involved in societal transformation processes.
Critical Acclaim
‘If you want to be inspired by novel ideas, written by the next generation of innovation and entrepreneurships scholars, coming out of the Norwegian Research School in Innovation, then this is the book for you. It focuses on the SOCIAL in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studies, and the book’s 12 chapters are organised in three sections representing different approaches. It covers topics from entrepreneurial team formation and the theory of imprinting, diversity and innovation to responsible research and innovation in smart specialisation strategies. This is an engaging and timely book that offers key insights into important aspects of contemporary innovation and entrepreneurship studies. It should be a first choice for reading lists of master students in innovation and entrepreneurship studies as well as for others who want to be informed by fresh ideas of young scholars.’
– Björn Asheim, Lund University, Sweden
Contributors
Contributors: Stian Bragtvedt, Beniamino Callegari, Jakoba Sraml Gonzalez, Jens Ørding Hansen, Are Jensen, Mikhail Kosmynin, Thomas Lauvås, Olga Mikhailova, Bisrat A. Misganaw, Nhien Nguyen, Carlos Álvarez Pereira, Jan Ole Rypestøl, Stefania Sardo, Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim, Karin Andrea Wigger
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Contents:

Preface x
1 Introduction to Rethinking the Social in Innovation and
Entrepreneurship Studies 1
Beniamino Callegari, Bisrat A. Misganaw and Stefania Sardo

PART I THE CONTEXTUAL APPROACH
2 Entrepreneurial team formation, task allocation in new
ventures and the theory of imprinting 26
Bisrat A. Misganaw
3 Exploring the social dimension of regional industrial restructuring 43
Jan Ole Rypestøl
4 Collective resources in entrepreneurship:
a reconceptualisation of resource mobilisation 67
Karin Wigger and Thomas Lauvås
5 Innovation and adaptation strategies during the front-end
phase of an industry downturn 89
Jakoba Sraml Gonzalez
6 “Is that my problem?” A study of motivation for
knowledge sharing 113
Stian Bragtvedt

PART II THE IDENTIFICATION APPROACH
7 Playing around with the ‘rules of the game’: social
entrepreneurs navigating the public sector terrain in pursuit
of collaboration 133
Mikhail Kosmynin
8 Integrating responsible research and innovation into smart
specialization: a question-machine approach 152
Nhien Nguyen, Jens Ørding Hansen, Are Jensen and
Carlos Álvarez Pereira
9 Making a thousand diverse flowers bloom: driving
innovation through inclusion of diversity in organisations 174
Marte C.W. Solheim

PART III THE ESSENTIALIST APPROACH
10 Schumpeter’s social ontology: before and beyond pure economics 191
Beniamino Callegari
11 The naturalized disharmony of a socio-technical system:
understanding safety in the oil and gas drilling industry 210
Stefania Sardo
12 Interactions in innovation processes of medical devices:
systemic and network perspectives 234
Olga Mikhailova

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