Classifications of Innovations: Survey and Future Directions

Ceris-Cnr Working Paper No. 2/2006

22 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2015 Last revised: 1 May 2017

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Mario Coccia

National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to focus on similarity and/or heterogeneity of taxonomies of innovation present in the economic fields to show as the economic literature uses different names to indicate the same type of technical change and innovation, and the same name for different types of innovation. This ambiguity of classification makes it impossible to compare the various studies; moreover the numerous typologies existing in the economics of innovation, technometrics, economics of technical change, management of technology, etc., have hindered the development of knowledge in these fields. The research presents also new directions on the classification of innovation that try to overcome these problems.

Keywords: Classifications, Taxonomy, Technical change, Product, Innovation Patterns, Management of Technology, Economics of innovation

JEL Classification: B11, B12, B20, B41, O30

Suggested Citation

Coccia, Mario, Classifications of Innovations: Survey and Future Directions (2006). Ceris-Cnr Working Paper No. 2/2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2581746 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2581746

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