Benoît Godin and Dominique Vinck (eds) Critical Studies of Innovation: Alternative Approaches to the Pro-innovation Bias

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By Magnus Gulbrandsen

Critical Studies of Innovation: Alternative Approaches to the Pro-innovation Bias edited by Benoît Godin and Dominique Vinck (2017), 352pp., £105 (hardback) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, ISBN: 978 1 78536 696 3

Critical Studies of Innovation, as the title indicates, seeks a new approach for studying innovation in response to what its editors and authors see as the dominating perspective that ‘innovation is good, always good’ (p.1 and elsewhere). This pro-innovation bias leads to a number of challenges in policy, management and research, and to the neglect of many important innovation-related phenomena, such as failure, de-adaption, resistance, withdrawal and problematic societal effects.

page: 200 – 204
Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation Volume 37, Issue 2
SKU: 370211

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