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Common Innovation

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  • G. M.P. Swann

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Common innovation is the contribution of ordinary people to innovation and the wealth of nations. Innovation and wealth creation are not merely the monopoly of business. While Schumpeter described business innovation as a, ‘perennial gale of creative destruction’, common innovation is more a, ‘gentle and benign breeze’. This book analyses some illustrations of the destructive side of business innovation, and provides numerous examples of the ‘benign breeze’ of common innovation. It builds on the pioneering work of von Hippel, but takes that a step further. In common innovation, the ordinary citizen is centre stage and business can be quite peripheral

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  • G. M.P. Swann, 2014. "Common Innovation," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 12565.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook:12565
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    Business and Management; Economics and Finance; Innovations and Technology;
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    • A2 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education

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