EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Review of Theories of Invention and Innovation

Thomas Kaiserfledt ()
Additional contact information
Thomas Kaiserfledt: CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology, Postal: CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Thomas Kaiserfeld

No 47, Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation from Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies

Abstract: This paper review existing theories of invention and innovation putting them at the center of the understanding of cultural change. After a survey of different categories of inventions and innovations, it introduces a taxonomy relying on the origins of invention and innovation highligting individual qualities, social invironments, resources access and incentives for problem solving. Following this taxonomy, different theories are analyzed and compared. Features of theories are evaluated with respect to their explanatory power. Conclusively. historical trends of theories are outlined as well as some preliminary results ragarding different points of directionss of existing theories.

Keywords: Innovation theory; innovation; invention (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B00 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 15 pages
Date: 2006-03-28
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cul, nep-ent, nep-hpe and nep-ino
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1)

Downloads: (external link)
https://static.sys.kth.se/itm/wp/cesis/cesiswp47.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hhs:cesisp:0047

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation from Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Vardan Hovsepyan ().

 
Page updated 2024-06-10
Handle: RePEc:hhs:cesisp:0047