In the field with designers and in the field with economists - Ground-truthing economists' models of organisation and innovation

Hales, Michael (2005) In the field with designers and in the field with economists - Ground-truthing economists' models of organisation and innovation. In: Problems and Possibilities in Multi-sited Ethnography Workshop, 27-28 June 2005, University of Sussex. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In the field of innovation economics, the perspective of 'evolutionary economics' represents a number of advances over conventional economic theorising. It gives a place to change (innovation) as an intrinsic aspect of economic activity, to learning (theorised as the accumulation of 'routines') and to interaction (eg hybridisation of practices, leading to novelty and new capability). It acknowledges 'context' for the actions of economic actors. And it admits historical time into economics, via 'path dependency' of firms' capabilities, trajectories of product innovation, and the durability and stickiness of knowledge and capability.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.24 Frameworks for Research and Research Designs (other)
4. Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 4.11 Ethnography
ID Code:71
Deposited By: NCRM users
Deposited On:09 Nov 2007 12:54
Last Modified:12 Oct 2010 17:33

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