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Defining Soft Innovation

Paul Stoneman

in Soft Innovation: Economics, Product Aesthetics, and the Creative Industries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572489
eISBN:
9780191722257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572489.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter introduces the issues and provides a fuller argument as to why soft innovation, conceptually, is important. Innovation that encompasses the artistic, formal (as in the contrast between ... More


The Importance of Process and Product Innovation for Productivity in French Manufacturing and Service Industries

Jacques Mairesse and Stephane Robin

in Innovation and Growth: From R&D Strategies of Innovating Firms to Economy-wide Technological Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646685
eISBN:
9780191748998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646685.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the effect of innovation on labour productivity in France, using a general framework that accounts for research activities and for both product and process innovation. To ... More


How Good Are Patents as Innovation Indicators? Evidence from German CIS Data

Alfred Kleinknecht and Henk Jan Reinders

in Innovation and Growth: From R&D Strategies of Innovating Firms to Economy-wide Technological Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646685
eISBN:
9780191748998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646685.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Confronting patent applications to a ‘true’ measure of innovative output in the German CIS, the chapter concludes that patent applications are mainly done by innovators that develop new (physical) ... More


Technological change and health insurance *

Peter Zweifel

in The Economics of New Health Technologies: Incentives, organization, and financing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter argues that there is a dual causal link between technological change and insurance. On the one hand, technological change often presents new opportunities, but also challenges to ... More


The Dynamics of Innovation Strategies

Bart Verspagen and Tommy Clausen

in Innovation and Growth: From R&D Strategies of Innovating Firms to Economy-wide Technological Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646685
eISBN:
9780191748998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646685.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter investigates the effect of innovation on the productivity of firms when two technological paths are available: product innovation on the one hand, and process innovation on the other. ... More


A New Mode of Technology Learning

Qiwen Lu

in China's Leap into the Information Age: Innovation and Organization in the Computer Industry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295372
eISBN:
9780191685101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295372.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Innovation

This chapter examines the consistent pattern with regard to the trajectories of technology learning or capability acquisition among the four enterprises from the case studies and describes the ... More


The China Great Wall Computer Company: Transforming the State-Run Computer Industry

Qiwen Lu

in China's Leap into the Information Age: Innovation and Organization in the Computer Industry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295372
eISBN:
9780191685101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295372.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Innovation

This chapter discusses how China Great Wall Computer Company (CGC) transformed China's state-run computer industry as a result of exploring new organizational forms and adapting to a new business ... More


Evidence for Free Innovation

Eric von Hippel

in Free Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035217
eISBN:
9780262335461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035217.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter presents evidence that free innovation is a very substantial phenomenon with respect to the development of products consumed within the household sector. Today, tens of millions of ... More


Introduction

Paul Stoneman, Eleonora Bartoloni, and Maurizio Baussola

in The Microeconomics of Product Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816676
eISBN:
9780191858321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816676.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter introduces the book and discusses its main objective—the microeconomic analysis of product innovation—and its potential readership—third-year undergraduate and postgraduate students, ... More


The Microeconomics of Product Innovation

Paul Stoneman, Eleonora Bartoloni, and Maurizio Baussola

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816676
eISBN:
9780191858321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816676.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The prime objective of this book is the use microeconomic analysis to guide and provide insight into the generation and adoption of new products. Taking an approach that uses minimal formal ... More


The Broad Scope of Free Innovation

Eric von Hippel

in Free Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035217
eISBN:
9780262335461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035217.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter shows that free innovation extends well beyond product innovation—the type of innovation focused upon by almost all studies of household sector innovation to date. It reviews ... More


What Goes On under the Hood?: How Engineers Innovate in the Automotive Supply Chain

Susan Helper and Jennifer Kuan

in U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226468334
eISBN:
9780226468471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468471.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The questions addressed in this volume are motivated by the recognition that engineers play an important role in generating innovation and economic growth. In this chapter, we seek to offer some ... More


Closing the Productivity Gap: Does Trade Liberalization Really Help? *

Gerald K. Helleiner (ed.)

in Trade Policy, Industrialization, and Development: New Perspectives

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198283591
eISBN:
9780191684456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198283591.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the relationship between trade policy and productivity. It also argues that there is an abundance of channels through which trade policy can affect domestic productivity: ... More


Sources of New Products

Paul Stoneman, Eleonora Bartoloni, and Maurizio Baussola

in The Microeconomics of Product Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816676
eISBN:
9780191858321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816676.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses the main sources of product innovations, thus encompassing R&D, design activity, creativity, imports, foreign direct investment, and the emulation of others. Although there is ... More


Forty years: protection, isolation, and diversification, 1945–1985

Grietjie Verhoef

in The Power of Your Life: The Sanlam Century of Insurance Empowerment, 1918-2018

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198817758
eISBN:
9780191859199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817758.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Political Economy

In tandem with international economic growth, Sanlam displayed progressive growth in the insurance and investment markets between 1945 and 1985. In a period of mounting political opposition against ... More


The Project Subsystem in the Infrastructure for Complex Innovation Systems: Navigating in the Labyrinth

Deborah Dougherty

in Taking Advantage of Emergence: Productively Innovating in Complex Innovation Systems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198725299
eISBN:
9780191792649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725299.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

Organizations began generating streams of new products only recently. Building products that actually solve customer problems required new social technologies for extensive interdisciplinary work to ... More


Manufacturing and selling meat

John Lever and Johan Fischer

in Religion, regulation, consumption: Globalising kosher and halal markets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526103642
eISBN:
9781526135964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526103642.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter explores the manufacture and production of kosher and halal meat (both red meat and poultry) in London and Manchester in the UK and also Denmark with specific reference to ... More


The Evolution of Cum-Ex

Richard S Collier

in Banking on Failure: Cum-Ex and Why and How Banks Game the System

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198859673
eISBN:
9780191892035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859673.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter shows how the basic cum-ex trade was subject to recurrent (and ingenious) further refinements through financial engineering in order to massively amplify its effectiveness and ... More


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