About this book series

Creating new knowledge sustainably will be a pre-requisite to meet the future dynamic competitive environment. Innovation, as a core competency in a country’s drive to develop modern industry, plays a significant role in self-reliance in science and technology as the strategic support for future development. In recent years, however, innovation embraces more specific responsibility as individuals and companies have increasingly encountered sustainability and responsibility issues. Responsible innovation is a process that seeks to promote creativity and opportunities for science and innovation that are socially desirable and undertaken in the public interest. Specifically, responsible innovation acknowledges that innovation can raise questions and dilemmas, but it is often ambiguous in terms of purposes and motivations and unpredictable in terms of impacts, beneficial or otherwise. Responsible innovation creates spaces and processes to explore these aspects of innovation in an open, inclusive and timely way. This is a collective responsibility, where funders, researchers, stakeholders and the public all have an important role to play. It includes, but goes beyond, considerations of risk and regulation, important though these are. Responsible innovation associates with different levels of analysis, including individuals, systems, organizations and societies, and is a multi-disciplinary research topic. Therefore, there is a need to work in-depth towards the practical applications of responsible innovation and to develop an academic series of monographs on emerging issues regarding responsible innovation.


The series will provide an opportunity to explore in-depth and rigorous themes that are particularly relevant to responsible innovation. Examples of themes to be featured in the series are digital innovation, international business strategy, production and operations management, science and engineering applications, innovation and entrepreneurship, etc. The main objectives of the book series are to promote cross-disciplinary studies in Responsible innovation, and to encourage core research expertise to produce high-quality outcomes to influence the socio-economic systems.
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  • Hing Kai Chan,
  • Martin J. Liu,
  • Jie Wang,
  • Tiantian Zhang

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