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Sociology of economic innovation

Author: Francesco Ramella
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]
Series: Routledge advances in sociology, 154.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a sociological overview of the theories and research on economic innovation. Over the past few decades, the economics of innovation has given rise to a lively flow of studies, and innovation studies continues to develop as an interdisciplinary field of research. Sociology in general, and economic sociology in particular, have already made a significant contribution to innovation and continue to play  Read more...
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Ramella, Francesco.
Sociology of economic innovation
(DLC) 2015005340
(OCoLC)907178391
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Ramella
ISBN: 9781317621348 1317621344 9781315753522 1315753529
OCLC Number: 914472488
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Innovation Studies; I.1 A field of interdisciplinary research; I.2 The contribution of sociology; I.3 A first definition; I.4 Economic innovation; 1 Innovation and social change; 1.1 Capitalism, society and innovation; 1.2 Adam Smith and the division of labour; 1.3 Between conflict and consensus: Marx and Durkheim; 1.4 The innov-actors: Simmel, Sombart and Weber; 1.5 Schumpeter and the economy of innovation; 1.6 Models of capitalism; 1.7 Innovative networks. 1.8 The economic sociology of innovation2 Inventors and creativity; 2.1 Genius or puppet?; 2.2 On the shoulders of giants; 2.3 The 'discovery' of inventors; 2.4 The psychology of creativity; 3 The sociology of economic inventions; 3.1 Sombart, Tarde, Ogburn: 100,000 inventors, one, or none?; 3.2 The creative class; 3.3 Better alone or in good company?; 3.4 Pluralisation and decentralisation; 3.5 Organising innovation; 3.6 Who are the inventors?; 4 The small worlds of creativity and innovation; 4.1 Six degrees of separation; 4.2 It's a small world; 4.3 Small-world networks. 4.4 Scale-invariant networks4.5 Affiliation networks; 4.6 The musicals industry; 4.7 Strategic alliances and patent partnerships; 4.8 The Silicon Valley hubs; 5 Innovation systems; 5.1 An integrated approach; 5.2 Assumptions; 5.3 National systems; 5.4 Sectoral systems; 5.5 The triple helix; 6 The geography of innovation; 6.1 The death of distance and the rediscovery of geography; 6.2 Tacit knowledge and proximity; 6.3 Knowledge spillovers; 6.4 Regional systems; 7 Innovation and local development; 7.1 Agglomeration economies; 7.2 The 'Italian school' 7.3 Worlds of production and innovative 'milieux'7.4 High-tech districts; 7.5 Territorial and relational proximity; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge advances in sociology, 154.
Responsibility: Francesco Ramella.

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This book offers a sociological overview of the theories and research on economic innovation. Over the past few decades, the economics of innovation has given rise to a lively flow of studies, and innovation studies continues to develop as an interdisciplinary field of research. Sociology in general, and economic sociology in particular, have already made a significant contribution to innovation and continue to play a crucial role in this emerging field. This book presents an integrated sociological approach to the study of economic innovation. It explores the key theories and sociological rese.

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