Alternative Approaches to the Pro-Innovation Bias
Edited by Benoît Godin and Dominique Vinck
Different theories, models and narratives of innovation compete for both legitimacy and authority. However, despite the variations, they all offer a consistent pro-innovation bias, dismissing resistance as irrational, and overlooking the value of non-users and collateral impacts. This book looks at innovation from a different perspective and asks, what has been left out? It offers a reflexive view and invites researchers to consider new avenues of research, through a critique of current representations of innovation.
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- Critical Studies of Innovation
- Introduction: innovation – from the forbidden to a cliché
- Chapter 1: Why is imitation not innovation?
- Chapter 2: ‘Innovation fads’ as an alternative research topic to pro-innovationbias: the examples of Jugaad and Reverse Innovation
- Chapter 3: ‘Best practices’ as mimesis? Innovation policies in peripheral countries
- Chapter 4: Innovation and the political state: beyond the myth of technologies and markets
- Chapter 5: Moving towards innovation through withdrawal: the neglect of destruction
- Chapter 6: Comparing two cases of outlaw innovation: file sharing and legal highs
- Chapter 7: Unattended consequences of innovation
- Chapter 8: Resistance as a latent factor of innovation
- Chapter 9: Socio-technical dynamics of counter-hegemony and resistance
- Chapter 10: ‘No’ and ‘slow’ innovation strategies as a response to increased innovation speed
- Chapter 11: Learning thanks to innovation failure
- Chapter 12: The economic rationality of NOvative behavior
- Chapter 13: Regulatory enforcement as sociotechnical systems maintenance
- Chapter 14: A discourse analysis of innovation in academic management literature
- Chapter 15: Physics or biology as models for the study of innovation
- Conclusion: towards critical studies of innovation
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