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Terrence E. Brown, Jan Ulijn (eds.) (2004): Innovation, entrepreneurship and culture. The interaction between technology, progress and economic growth. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, USA, pp. 225, ISBN 18
The volume is the outcome of an international ECIS Conference held in September 2001 at the Eindhoven University of Technology, from which the best contributions were adapted. The main goal that the editors set before themselves is both very broadly defined and very ambitious. Starting from the analysis of the interaction between technology, economic growth and social progress, the central question is how such an organizational culture can be formed that facilitates the transformation of technological innovations to entrepreneurial success. As the editors put it in the introductory chapter: “une mer à boire indeed”.
Before providing summaries of the remaining chapters of the book, the editors, in the introductory chapter: define the two triplets of the notions central...