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Analysing distributed processes of provision and innovation

Coombs, R and Harvey, M and Tether, B (2003) 'Analysing distributed processes of provision and innovation.' Industrial and Corporate Change, 12 (6). 1125 - 1155. ISSN 0960-6491

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Abstract

The vast majority of products (i.e. goods and services) are provided to the consumer through several co?ordinated and contributing agents acting together. This paper is concerned with improving our understanding of processes of provision and innovation that involve several contributing and co?ordinated agents (firms or organizations). The distributedness of provision and innovation varies in scale and takes a variety of (dynamic) forms (or modes), and their analysis brings to the fore the significance of dependency and asymmetric power relations between classes of economic agent. The approach thereby opens up considerations on ?distributed innovation? beyond those addressed by the ?systems of innovation? perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Elena Pupaza
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 10:08
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:48
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10414

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