Innovation Economics, Engineering and Management Handbook 1

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Innovation Economics, Engineering and Management Handbook 1

Edited by

Dimitri Uzunidis, Research Network on Innovation, France
Fedoua Kasmi, University of Lorraine, France
Laurent Adatto, CNAM, France

ISBN : 9781786304568

Publication Date : September 2021

Hardcover 460 pp

165.00 USD



Innovation, in economic activity, in managerial concepts and in engineering design, results from creative activities, entrepreneurial strategies and the business climate. Innovation leads to technological, organizational and commercial changes, due to the relationships between enterprises, public institutions and civil society organizations. These innovation networks create new knowledge and contribute to the dissemination of new socio-economic and technological models, through new production and marketing methods.

Innovation Economics, Engineering and Management Handbook 1 is the first of the two volumes that comprise this book. The main objectives across both volumes are to study the innovation processes in today’s information and knowledge society; to analyze how links between research and business have intensified; and to discuss the methods by which innovation emerges and is managed by firms, not only from a local perspective but also a global one.
The studies presented in these two volumes contribute toward an understanding of the systemic nature of innovations and enable reflection on their potential applications, in order to think about the meaning of growth and prosperity.


1. Economy – Innovation Economics and the Dynamics of Interactions, Sophie Boutillier, Vanessa Casadella and Blandine Laperche.
2. Management – Managing Innovation According to Space, Time and Matter, Bérangère L. Szostak, Michael E. Laviolette
and Thierry Burger-Helmchen.
3. Agriculture – Agricultural and Food Innovations and Agro-ecological Transition, Ludovic Temple.
4. Anthropology – Anthropological Aspects of Innovation: Defining Benchmarks, Dominique Desjeux.
5. Business – Business Creation and Innovative Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Sophie Boutillier.
6. Capacity – Innovation Capacities and Learning Dynamics, Vanessa Casadella.
7. Capital – Knowledge Capital and Innovation: Production and Use of Knowledge in Companies, Blandine Laperche.
8. Cluster – Innovative Cluster: Geographical and “Virtual” Proximity in the Digital Era, Elisa Salvador.
9. Collaboration – Collaborative and Open Innovation in Highly Competitive Contexts, Camille Aouinaït.
10. Creativity – Creativity for Innovation: A Mutually Advantageous Relationship, Raphaël Bary.
11. Cycles – The Long Cycles of the Economy and the Question of Innovation, Dimitri Uzunidis.
12. Design – Innovative Design: The Importance of a Methodical Approach, Joëlle Forest.
13. Diffusion – Diffusion and Adoption Behavior of Innovations, Marc Baudry.
14. Disruption – Disruptive Innovation and the Evolution of Competitive Relationships, Giovanni Zazzerini.
15. Ecosystem – Innovation Ecosystem: Generativity, Resilience and Power of Attraction, Patrick Cohendet.
16. Entrepreneur – The Innovative Entrepreneur as an Actor of Economic Change, Sophie Boutillier.
17. Financing – Financing R&D and Innovation, Béatrice Dumont.
18. Frugality – Frugal Innovation as Inclusive Innovation, Christian Le Bas and Sana Khan.
19. Future – The Future of Innovative Technologies: Between Imagination and Technological Ideology, Thomas Michaud.
20. Hybridization – Hybridization of Tech-Push and Market-Pull Approaches in Innovation Processes, Florin Paun.
21. Incentives – Incentives for Innovation: Diversity and Public–Private Combinations, Babacar Ndiaye.
22. Indicators – The Complexity of Innovation Indicators, Slim Thabet.
23. Information – Information for Innovation: Strategic, Competitive and Technological Intelligence, Stéphane Goria.
24. Invention – Shared Inventions and Competitive Innovations, Michel Vigezzi.
25. Knowledge – Knowledge Management in Learning Innovative Organizations, Marcos Lima.
26. Location – Local Innovation Issues and Priorities for Public Intervention, Cheikh Abdou Lahad Thiaw.
27. Market – Market Innovation: Opening and Controlling New Markets, Béatrice Siadou-Martin.
28. Model – Business Models for Innovation Strategies, Marcos Lima.
29. Network – Networks and Development of Innovation Processes, Delphine Gallaud.
30. Organization – Modern Innovative Organizational Structures, Angelo Bonomi.
31. Paradigm – The Techno-scientific Paradigm: The Ethical Control of the Technological Progress, Thomas Michaud.
32. Pattern – Linear, Interactive and Hybrid Patterns of Innovation, Blandine Laperche.
33. Persistence – The Economic Analysis of Persistent Innovation, Christian Le Bas.
34. Policy – Reinventing Innovation: From Criticisms of the Traditional Paradigm to Policy Transformation, Pierre-Benoit Joly.
35. Property – Intellectual Property and Innovation, Béatrice Dumont.
36. Proximity – Impacts of Geographic, Organizational and Cognitive Proximities on Innovation, Damien Talbot.
37. Responsibility – Responsible Innovation in Corporate Strategy and Public Policy, Leïla Temri.
38. Revolution – Innovations and Industrial Revolution, Cédric Perrin.
39. Services–Defining Service Innovation, Céline Merlin-Brogniart.
40. Social – Social Economy and Social Innovation, Paul Muller
41. Space – Innovation in Urban or Rural Spaces, Delphine Gallaud.
42. Standardization – Standardization and Innovation Management, Laure Morel.
43. Synchronization – Synchronization and Coordination of Innovation, Sana Elouaer-Mrizak.
44. System – National Innovation System: The Primacy of Interactions Between Economic Actors, Vanessa Casadella.
45. Tax – Taxation and Innovation: Incentives, Attractiveness and Innovation Policies, Olivier Esneu.
46. Technology – Theoretical Model of Technology for Innovation, Angelo Bonomi.
47. Timing – Timing of Innovation: The Central Position of the Innovative Enterprise, Babacar Ndiaye.
48. Trajectory – Innovation Trajectories and Dynamic Capabilities, Blandine Laperche.
49. User – User Innovation: Interactions Between Users and Firms in Innovation Processes, Francesco Schiavone.
50. Value – The Value of Innovations: Specificity and Evaluation Methods of Innovation, Marc Baudry.
51. Work – Innovative Behavior at Work, Audrey Becuwe.
52. X-Innovation – The Polymorphism of Innovation, Blandine Laperche.

About the authors/editors

Dimitri Uzunidis is a Professor of Political Economy and the Honorary President of the Research Network on Innovation in France. He has directed and edited several journals and collections on the study of innovation. As a specialist in change, he provides expertise for various international organizations.

Fedoua Kasmi, Doctor of Economics, is currently a researcher at the University of Lorraine and a member of the Research Network on Innovation in France. Her research focuses on the analysis of the territorial innovation trajectories and the determinants of the emergence of eco-innovative milieus.

Laurent Adatto is a Doctor of Economics and Management of Technology and Innovation at CNAM and a researcher and editorial manager of the Research Network on Innovation in France. His research interests include organizations’ open source and open innovation strategies, standardization processes and the future of the software and ICT sectors.