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Innovation as Strategic Reflexivity

1st Edition

Edited by Lars Fuglsang, Jon Sundbo

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304 pages

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Description

This book presents a new view of innovation, seeking to disclose how strategic reflexivity is embodied in specific innovation practices and management roles.

From an evolutionary point of view, the contributors argue that firms and organisations are increasingly forced to take into account the growing complexity of the environment. To do this, they must create strategies that interpret external expectations, but also deal with the internal reflexivity processes caused by innovation. The way to bridge strategy and innovation, they suggest, is through strategic reflexivity.

The contributions, both theoretically and empirically based, range across a number of disciplines, including economics, business administration, innovation studies, management theory, sociology and political science. These are all united by a theoretical core: the perception that strategic reflexivity is vital to business development, and that innovation should be much more thoroughly analysed.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theory

Part 2: External Oriented Innovation

Part 3: Internal Innovation Activities within the Firm

Part 4: Policy

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS025000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship