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Understanding Innovation Dynamics: Aspects of Creative Processes, Foresight Strategies, Innovation Media, and Innovation Ecosystems

Author: Sam Inkinen & Jari Kaivo-oja
Organisation: Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku School of Economics
Publish Date: 2009
Country: Global
Sector: Innovation
Method: Creative thinking
Theme: Futures
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Innovation dynamics, Innovation ecosystems, Innovation environments, Serendipity, Social technologies, Creative economy, Network society, Innovation journalism, Innovation media.

The beginning of this publication discussed the concepts, aspects, and future trends of creative processes and innovation ecosystems. Such issues as synergy, network building, and “positive accidents” (serendipity) were in focus. Next, the innovation networks, various business models, and innovation quality were discussed. Finally, the study concentrated on effective foresight systems and processes, strategic agility, and the fitness landscape model. To sum up, this publication calls for a deeper conceptual analysis of innovation discourse and the visionary rhetoric related to it. The threat of “innoflation” was also discussed. Real innovations and structural changes are needed instead of unrealistic rhetoric and hype (cf. Inkinen 1999b). The ability to make new redefinitions is a key competence for innovative organizations. We strongly believe that a wider perspective and deeper understanding is needed in order to develop critical, high-quality research. Too often the use of key concepts remains vague and imprecise even in academic debate on innovation policy.
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