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Innovation in services and entrepreneurship: beyond industrialist and technologist concepts of sustainable development

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  • Faridah Djellal

    () (GERCIE - Groupe d'Etudes et de Recherche sur la Coopération Internationale et Européenne - Université de Tours, CLERSE - Centre Lillois d’Études et de Recherches Sociologiques et Économiques - UMR 8019 - Université de Lille - ULCO - Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Faïz Gallouj

    (CLERSE - Centre Lillois d’Études et de Recherches Sociologiques et Économiques - UMR 8019 - Université de Lille - ULCO - Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Abstract

The questions of innovation in services, on the one hand, and sustainable development, on the other, are relatively recent concerns for economic theorists and public policymakers alike. They have become key issues, which pose considerable academic, economic and political challenges. However, these two questions, and the problems they raise, have evolved independently of each other. The present article seeks to link them by con-sidering innovation in and by services and innovation-based entrepreneur-ship in services in terms of their relationship to sustainable development. Our hope in so doing is that we can play a part in moderating the in-dustrialist, technologist, environmentalist and curative concept of sustain-able development that is, paradoxically, still dominant in our service ec-onomies.

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  • Faridah Djellal & Faïz Gallouj, 2008. "Innovation in services and entrepreneurship: beyond industrialist and technologist concepts of sustainable development," Post-Print halshs-01113906, HAL.
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    1. L. Rubalcaba & P. Windrum & F. Gallouj & Meglio Di & A. Pyka & J. Sundbo & M. Weber, 2011. "ServPPIN. The Contribution of Public and Private Services to European Growth and Welfare, and the Role of Public-Private Innovation Networks. Servppin Final Publishable Summary Report," Working Papers hal-01111787, HAL.

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