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Innovation, Economic Progress and the Quality of Life

Edited by G.P. Sweeney
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 25th Jan 2001
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm d 19mm
Weight: 434g
ISBN-10: 1840646039
ISBN-13: 9781840646030
Barcode No: 9781840646030
Innovation, science and technology create wealth and yet there is a manifest imbalance within society, a paradox of greater prosperity but growing exclusion. This book marks the 25th anniversary of the Six Countries Programme, which pioneered the study of innovation from a policy viewpoint but with a radical ethos. This ethos is continued by the contributors to this book who challenge much of the thinking on innovation and technology and attempt to provide markers for the way ahead. They propose a systemic approach to the innovation process as the route to a more sustainable future and provide the alternative of a learning society to a knowledge society which seems to be inexorably driven by Schumpetarian dynamics.

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