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Complexity perspectives in innovation and social change

Author: David A Lane
Publisher: [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Methodos, 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Innovation is a question of life and death for many of the economies of the western world. This book argues that the position that the complex systems approach, with its emphasis on 'emergence', is better suited than our traditional approach to the phenomenon.
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Complexity perspectives in innovation and social change.
[Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)295000840
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A Lane
ISBN: 9781402096631 1402096631 1402096623 9781402096624 1282006266 9781282006263
OCLC Number: 318545446
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 492 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction; From Population to Organization Thinking; The Innovation Innovation; The Long-Term Evolution of Social Organization; Biological Metaphors in Economics: Natural Selection and Competition; Innovation in the Context of Networks, Hierarchies, and Cohesion; The Organization of Urban Systems; The Self Similarity of Human Social Organization and Dynamics in Cities; Innovation Cycles and Urban Dynamics; Building a New Market System: Effective Action, Redirection and Generative Relationships.
Series Title: Methodos, 7.
Responsibility: David Lane [and others] (editors).

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Our society's scientific paradigm prevents us from benefiting from the processes of invention and innovation. This book analyzes the topic in depth, positing that a 'complex systems' approach is  Read more...

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