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Innovation Studies – the emerging structure of a new scientific field

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  • Jan Fagerberg

    (Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo)

  • Bart Verspagen

    (Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo)

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The scholarly literature on innovation was for a long time not very voluminous. But as shown in the paper, this is now rapidly changing. New journals, professional associations and organizational units within universities focusing on innovation have also been formed. This paper explores the cognitive and organizational characteristics of this emerging field of social science and considers its prospects and challenges. The research reported in this paper is based on a web-survey in which more than one thousand scholars worldwide took part.

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Paper provided by Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo in its series Working Papers on Innovation Studies with number 20090104.

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Length: 57 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2009
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Handle: RePEc:tik:inowpp:20090104

Note: This is a revised and extended version of Working Paper No 20060911 (Working Papers in Innovation Studies from Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo, published September 2006). The paper is accepted for publication in the journal Research Policy (date of acceptance 18 December 2008).
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