The Contrary Forces of Innovation

An Ethnography of Innovation in the Food Industry

  • Thomas Hoholm

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
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  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 296-319

About this book


The complexity and tensions of industrial innovation processes are fleshed out through the analysis of an intriguing case study from the food industry. Drawing together insights from multiple disciplines, this book shows the controversial nature of innovation processes.


complexity ethnography innovation

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Hoholm
    • 1
  1. 1.BI Norwegian School of ManagementNorway

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods