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The Study of Time-Space Dynamics of Knowledge with Innovation Biographies

  • Anna Butzin

    (Institute for Work and Technology Germany)

  • Brigitta Widmaier

    (Institute for Work and Technology Germany)

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    The paper presents the methodology of Innovation Biographies that has been designed to study the time-space dynamics of knowledge and ways of knowledge combination in innovation processes. Innovation Biographies allow capturing relationships, contextual settings and different kinds of knowledge and enable insights into the evolvement and development of innovations. By following the process of creation with specific interviewing methods and triangulation, the biography of an innovation is reconstructed including the evolution of related knowledge. Data collection is able to transcend sectoral as well as local, regional or national categories and sheds light on cross-sectoral knowledge combinations and its multi-scalar reach.

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    Paper provided by Philipps University Marburg, Department of Geography in its series Working Papers on Innovation and Space with number 2012-07.

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    Length: 24 pages
    Date of creation: 19 Dec 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:pum:wpaper:2012-07
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