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Practice-Based Innovation: Insights, Applications and Policy Implications

Understanding Practice-Based Innovation and its Policy Implications

  • Helinä Melkas
  • Vesa Harmaakorpi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Insights into Practice-Based Innovation and Innovation Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Helinä Melkas, Vesa Harmaakorpi
      Pages 1-13
    3. Bart Nooteboom
      Pages 17-27
    4. Tuomo Uotila, Martti Mäkimattila, Vesa Harmaakorpi, Helinä Melkas
      Pages 29-47
    5. Réjean Landry, Nabil Amara
      Pages 65-89
    6. Cornelius Herstatt, Norbert Lühring
      Pages 91-115
    7. Margaret Dalziel, Satu Parjanen
      Pages 117-132
  3. Micro-, Meso- and Regional Level Applications

  4. Case Studies and Policy Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Christina Cramer, Christiane Hipp
      Pages 305-322

About this book


The book describes and analyses the new environment for innovation, it does this with an emphasis on yet uncharted regions within the field of practice-based innovation, coming up with guidelines for innovation policy measures needed in order to realise this. While it focuses on these policies it also takes into account multi-actor innovation processes, user-driven innovation, "related variety" and many other aspects; aspects such as, just to name a few: communicating creative processes and distributing practice-based innovation; then there is creativity itself, encompassing new fields of knowledge and expertise. The authors go on to describe value networks, showing how to make practice-based innovations, explaining innovation diffusion and absorptive capacity. The book presents new insights as well as the latest research related to the frequently used term "innovation". Definitions are put forward, giving, by way of examples, a detailed description of concepts we draw upon when using these. Innovation as a concept is constantly being subdivided into increasingly finer distinctions, which, in turn, determine the discourse. The book takes a close look at these, further taking into account the challenges as well as the opportunities inherent in developing practice-based innovation procedures and policies of global importance, never losing sight of advancing long-term   effectiveness.


Communication Creativity Innovation Knowledge Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Helinä Melkas
    • 1
  • Vesa Harmaakorpi
    • 2
  1. 1.Lahti School of InnovationLappeenranta University of TechnologyLahtiFinland
  2. 2.Lahti School of InnovationLappeenranta University of TechnologyLahtiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Practice-Based Innovation: Insights, Applications and Policy Implications
  • Book Subtitle Understanding Practice-Based Innovation and its Policy Implications
  • Editors Helinä Melkas
    Vesa Harmaakorpi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-21722-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-43438-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-21723-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 454
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organization
    R & D/Technology Policy
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