Chapter 15: X-innovation and international organizations narratives
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In recent decades, the narratives around innovation have shifted. Not only has the concept of social innovation been recovered as new concepts were established - such as open, responsible, and green innovation. However, there are still only scant efforts seeking to understand the extent to which this discussion is present in international organization policy narratives. Thus, this study's primary aim involves undertaking a discursive analysis of these 'x-innovation concepts' in international organization innovation narratives, seeking to identify whether they appear as a rupture in technological innovation's core values. Examination of the most frequently encountered concepts reveals that there are prevailing (i) assertions regarding the potential of these kinds of innovation for solving social and ethical issues, even though with different nuances, (ii) claims - but vague and imprecise -, about enlarging participation in science, technology and innovation development, and (iii) use of these 'x-innovation' terms in ambivalent and ambiguous ways.

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