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Responsible Innovation 1

Innovative Solutions for Global Issues

  • Jeroen van den Hoven
  • Neelke Doorn
  • Tsjalling Swierstra
  • Bert-Jaap Koops
  • Henny Romijn
  • Is attuned to the current way of funding technological research

  • Looks at technology from an institutional or organizational point of view, making it also suitable for addressing policy issues and contains practical tips and lessons learned in order to support similar research

  • Contains methodological contributions which link "responsible innovation" research to the more traditional Technology Assessment and Ethics of Technology literature


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Methodological and Conceptual Issues

  3. Governance and Institutional Design

  4. Values in a Globalizing World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Annemarie Mink, Vikram Singh Parmar, Prabhu V. Kandachar
      Pages 113-148
    3. Jaap Voeten, Nigel Roome, Nguyen Thi Huong, Gerard de Groot, Job de Haan
      Pages 149-179
    4. Katinka Waelbers, Tsjalling Swierstra
      Pages 219-236
  5. Ethical and Societal Aspects of Concrete Technological Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Yvonne M. Cuijpers, Harro van Lente, Marianne Boenink, Ellen H. M. Moors
      Pages 239-254
    3. Marlous E. Arentshorst, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse, Anneloes Roelofsen, Tjard de Cock Buning
      Pages 255-280
    4. Jeroen Hasselaar, Jelle Van Gurp, Martine Van Selm, Henk J. Schers, Evert van Leeuwen, Kris Vissers
      Pages 281-291

About this book


This book addresses the methodological issues involved in responsible innovation and provides an overview of recent applications of multidisciplinary research. Responsible innovation involves research into the ethical and societal aspects of new technologies (e.g. ICT, nanotechnology, biotechnology and brain sciences) and of changes in technological systems (e.g. energy, transport, agriculture and water). This research is highly multidisciplinary. It involves close collaboration between researchers in such diverse fields as ethics, social science, law, economics, applied science, engineering - as well as innovative, design-oriented and policy-relevant. Although there is a trend to engage ethicists and social scientists early in technology development, most literature in the field of Technology Assessment or Ethics of Technology is still aimed at one discipline whereas this book incorporates different approaches and to discuss experiences, lessons and more general theoretical issues.


funding technological research institutional design multidisciplinary research new and emerging technologies societal impact technology governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeroen van den Hoven
    • 1
  • Neelke Doorn
    • 2
  • Tsjalling Swierstra
    • 3
  • Bert-Jaap Koops
    • 4
  • Henny Romijn
    • 5
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of MaastrichtMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Tilburg Law SchoolUniversity of TilburgTilburgThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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