Developing Innovation Capability: Meeting the policy challenge

John Bessant, Howard Rush

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The challenge of innovation is clear – if businesses fail to change what they offer or the ways in which they create and deliver those offerings (product and process innovation), they risk being outpaced in an increasingly competitive global environment. Even those with the capacity to innovate their products and processes risk challenge from others with alternative business models or marketing propositions. So innovation is important – but the key issue is not in the innovation itself, but rather the capability within the organization to repeat the trick, to produce a continuing stream of innovation in a dynamic and shifting environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechno-Economic Paradigms: Essays in honor of Carlota Perez
EditorsW. Drechsler, R. Kattel, E.S. Reinert
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAnthem Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781843317852
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

Publication series

NameThe Anthem Other Canon Series


  • Innovation capability (IC)
  • Absorptive capacity
  • Latin America
  • Carlota Perez


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