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|Momoitio, Iñaki A.
|Cela, Alejandro A.
|Etxeberria, Sabino A.
|Barrutia, Jose M.
|Uranga, Mikel G.
|Ureta, Ainara L.
|Herrarte, Iñaki L.
|Díaz, José M.
|Mendieta, Francisco P.
|Miguel de Bustos, Juan C.
|Date of Issue
|Innovation is commonly associated with the world of business, in which it plays a key role at every stage of the commercial process. Yet innovation should also be understood in other, complementary, ways including the context and the conditions in which it is generated, giving rise to the concept of an innovation system; and the idea that scientific knowledge is part of the business system, both as a supplier and by way of its procedural methodology. With this expanded notion in mind, this book analyzes the creative spaces that make up innovation. We understand these spaces as the location of an activity and as a territory in which innovation activities take place; and we associate the notion of being creative with a wide and complex series of definitions. For example, innovation is linked closely to human activity and is increasingly demonstrated by the interest aroused by the term creative industries. In sum, then, innovation requires both the generation of new ideas (the creative act), and the application of those ideas in a specific context. Here, then, we explore how in organizations, innovation refers to the process by which an organization generates new creative ideas and turns them into something novel, useful, and viable, through commercial products, services, and business practices. In each case, creation would be considered an element prior to the process of innovation.
|This book was published with generous financial support from the Basque Government.
|Introduction: Mikel Gómez Uranga and Juan Carlos Miguel de Bustos ? 1. Social Capital and Innovation Relationship: Two Empirical Tests by Jose M. Barrutia and Carmen Echebarria ? 2. Social Innovation, Locational Capital, and Informality in Latin American Cities by Pedro Abramo and Arantxa Rodríguez ? 3. The Precautionary Principle: Regulation Needed to Confront the Risks Associated with Nanotechnology by Iñaki Lasagabaster Herrarte and Alejandro Arizkun Cela ? 4. New Technologies in the Globalized Economy: Patents as Tools for Measuring and Comparing Innovation Systems by Itziar Urizar and Virginia Fernández ? 5. Innovation in Services: An Application in the Case of KIBS by Goio Etxebarria and Mikel Zurbano ? 6. Corporate Strategies, Competition, and Technological Innovation among the Operators of Maritime Transport Services by Iñaki Alcedo Momoitio and José Moreno Díaz ? 7. Innovative Management and Changes in Organizational Culture at the University of the Basque Country by Francisco Panera Mendieta and Sabino Ayestarán Etxeberria ? 8. The Technological "Interface" in Contemporary Art by Josu Rekalde ? 9. Innovative and Creative Content in Internet Media by Ainara Larrondo Ureta ? 10. Social Networks in the British Elections: Minimalist Efficiency by Iker Merodio and Estafanía Jiménez ? 11. New Proposals for the Creation of an Informative Agenda: The Case of Menéame by Eva Ferreras ? Index ? List of Contributors
|Part of Series
|Current Research Series
|Innovation: Economic, Social, and Cultural Aspects
|Center for Basque Studies Press
|Center for Basque Studies Press
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