The powerful theorems of welfare economics operate under a range of assumptions. Two of the most significant are the existence of competitive markets for all goods and services – including futures markets – and the unbounded rationality of all economic agents who act independently to maximize payoffs. In the contributions discussed in this research review, economists come to grips with the consequences of markets falling short of assumptions, as well as the response of institutions to observed market characteristics. This comprehensive study will be of interest to economists and policymakers who wish to understand the strengths and limitations of the market mechanism of resource allocation.
Creating Business Models with New Forms of Innovation
Stephen Flowers, Martin Meyer and Jari Kuusisto
Innovation is changing and this exciting book explores how the shift to more collaborative ways of working with users, on-line communities and the crowd opens up novel business possibilities. The Innovation Opportunity Space approach enables managers, policymakers and academics to better understand emerging new business opportunities. Drawing on the findings of international research, the book provides a systematic and clear understanding of the radical business models new forms of innovation are making possible. These are explored across a wide range of examples and case studies, with the final chapter including a series a tools for those who seek to capture their own Innovation Opportunity Space