Innovation Theory

  • Yoshiteru Nakamori
Part of the Translational Systems Sciences book series (TSS, volume 20)


There are countless books that discuss innovation, but this book does not have the ambition to add a new theory of innovation. This chapter explains the definition and theories of innovation that are already authorized and are the minimum necessary to learn. Regarding the definition, you will first learn about creative destruction by Joseph A. Schumpeter, the founder of innovation theory, and then about marketing and innovation by Peter F. Drucker, who is called the founder of modern management. As for theories, you will study disruptive innovation by Clayton M. Christensen and value innovation by W. Chan Kim and R. Mauborgne.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiteru Nakamori
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  1. 1.Professor Emeritus, School of Knowledge ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyNomiJapan

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