Innovation Management: Research Protocol for International Collaboration

Harman, A.J. (1980). Innovation Management: Research Protocol for International Collaboration. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-162

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In this paper I will present the plans that have been developed at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) for collaborative studies of innovation management. We hope that a sizable number of research institutions in IIASA's National Member Organization (NMO) countries will participate in a joint effort to investigate the process of technological innovation and the government policy instruments that affect it.

For some time interest has been expressed in studies of innovation at IIASA. At the first workshop on Industrial Innovation held at IIASA in late 1979, many of the participants suggested that IIASA pursue a line of research involving empirical analysis of innovation. Early in the spring of 1980, Walter Zegveld and a group from the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) visited IIASA and urged that an international network of researchers be organized to study innovation in both the market and planned economies. They suggested that the network for collaboration could be patterned after the Six Countries Programme on innovation chaired by Zegveld. The East-West nature of the collaboration made IIASA an ideal location for a secretariat. However, IIASA's management is strongly concerned that the Institute remain a research organization and not simply a meeting place. Thus, the practical considerations of organizing such an effort, while important, are secondary to the concern that a legitimate program of research be carried out at IIASA, building on past research at IIASA and elsewhere.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:47
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:09

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