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Innovation Studies – the emergence of a new scientific field

Jan Fagerberg () and Bart Verspagen

No 20080622, Working Papers on Innovation Studies from Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo

Abstract: The scholarly literature on innovation was for a long time not very voluminous. But as shown in the paper, this is now rapidly changing. New journals, professional associations and organizational units within universities focusing on innovation have also been formed. This paper explores the cognitive and organizational characteristics of this emerging field of social science and considers its prospects and challenges. The research reported in this paper is based on a web-survey in which more than one thousand scholars worldwide took part.

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Date: 2008-06
Note: This paper has been replaced by Fagerberg and Verspagen (2009) "Innovation Studies – the emerging structure of a new scientific field", TIK Working Paper on Innovation Studies No. 20090104.
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