Management for Professionals

Innovation Through Cooperation

The Emergence of an Idea Economy

Authors: Weiers, Georg

  • Detailed discussion of how cooperation in the innovation process works based on current state of research
  • An analysis on the future of innovation that aims to prepare and help firms and inventors to adapt
  • Presents an Idea Economy as an extension of the concepts of Entrepreneurial Society and Open Innovation
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About this book

Many people have great ideas. Without the necessary skills and means most never get to realize them. If they could cooperate with competent firms and entrepreneurs together both could achieve much and this is increasingly happening. Mechanisms are being established making a division of labour between inventors and implementers a reality. This is changing the nature of innovation from an internal R&D, or purely entrepreneurial attempt, to a more cooperative innovation. An Idea Economy emerges, where anyone has the possibility to profit from their ideas, and everyone will benefit from more and better innovation.

This book presents us the emergence and structure of the Idea Economy by extending the seminal concepts of Entrepreneurial Society and Open Innovation. Part I describes the big picture on how innovation is evolving, where we are today, and what an Idea Economy will look like. Part II points the way forward, discussing in detail on how cooperation in the innovation process works, and why this is only recently becoming possible. ​

About the authors

Georg Weiers is currently working on corporate strategy and policy for the African Development Bank. Previously Dr. Weiers had worked for the World Bank, the European Union, and as a consultant on innovation and technology policy. He holds a Master and Ph.D. in Economics and a Master in Political Science and Philosophy.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation Through Cooperation
Book Subtitle
The Emergence of an Idea Economy
Authors
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00095-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00095-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00094-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37491-8
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 238
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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