Are there failing innovations? In search of understanding of failure in innovation activities

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Abstract

The idea to study innovators’ understandings for innovation failure dates back to a research the authors, together with colleagues, accomplished on company innovation processes a few years ago. During intensive periods of data gathering, we carried out tens of interviews with innovators and directors of small and large innovative companies from different sectors across Finland. Most of the interviews were done in pairs and, right after each meeting with innovators and company people, we used to discuss and consider first impressions and insights gained during the interviews.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChanges in Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationTowards an Improved Understanding of Economic Renewal
EditorsNina Rilla, Jani Saarinen
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages69-89
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-230-24862-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-349-36717-7, 978-0-230-57744-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2009
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

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