Incorporating a new technology into agent-artifact space. The case of control systems automation
AbstractWe contribute to the debate on innovation theory and policy by exploring, through the interpretative framework provided by Lane and Maxfield’s theory of innovation (1997; 2005), a set of case studies concerning the implementation of a new technology for system automation and its incorporation into the structure of agent-artifact space (Lane and Maxfield, 1996). Our purposes are, on the one hand, to illustrate to what extent this theoretical approach can help us make sense of innovation processes, and, on the other, to derive some general implications for innovation theory.
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Date of creation: Jun 2008
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innovation; technological systems; complex systems; innovation networks; control systems automation;
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