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Structural innovations : Towards a unified perspective?

Howells, J., Edler, J. (2011) Structural innovations : Towards a unified perspective? Science and Public Policy, 38 (2). pp. 157-167. ISSN 0302-3427. (doi:10.3152/030234211X12924093660598) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:63649)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3152/030234211X12924093660598

Abstract

This article argues that the intervention to generate structural innovations and with it the structural interaction between organisation actors can be understood as attempts to tackle system failures in innovation systems, mainly as regards networking and actor capabilities. However, these interventions are challenging, they often rest on simplistic assumptions on interaction and networking needs and potentially generate dysfunctional systemic effects. These challenges are discussed using illustrations of structural innovations to improve industry-academic collaborations in the UK and Germany. The article then concludes with a conceptual and policy discussion of opportunities, challenges and unintended consequences of deliberate structural innovation and intervention in structural interaction.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3152/030234211X12924093660598
Uncontrolled keywords: academic research; conceptual framework; industrial enterprise; innovation; networking; policy analysis, Germany; United Kingdom
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Jeremy Howells
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 14:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63649 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Howells, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8964-9521
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