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Integrating Innovation

South Australian Entrepreneurship Systems and Strategies

Edited by Göran Roos and Allan O’Connor

$55.00 | 2015 | Paperback | 978-1-922064-90-5 | 406 pp

FREE | 2015 | Ebook (PDF) | 978-1-922064-91-2 | 406 pp


  • Chapter Details

    1. The idea of integrating innovation: Entrepreneurship and a systems perspective
    Göran Roos and Allan O'Connor

    2. Moving beyond policy path dependency: An approach to fostering innovation in South Australia
    Jane Andrew

    3. A patent perspective of South Australian innovation: An indicator within the regional innovation system story
    Kym Teh and and Göran Roos

    4. Innovation system symbiosis: The impact of virtual entrepreneurial teams on integrated innovation and regional innovation systems
    Gavin Artz

    5. Do clusters matter to the entrepreneurial process? Deriving a conceptual model from the case study of Yalumba
    Huanmei Li and Allan O'Connor

    6. Operationalising innovation: Hotwiring the creative organisation
    Fiona Kerr

    7. Business model innovation in nonprofit social enterprises
    Eva Balan-Vnuk and Peter Balan

    8. Complex systems adjusting stability levels and providing entrepreneurial opportunities
    Vernon Ireland

    9. Intellectual capital system perspective: A case study of government intervention in digital media industries
    Graciela Corral de Zubielqui, Allan O'Connor and Pi-Shen Seet

    10. A diagnostic tool for assessing innovation readiness
    Paul Shum

    11. Developing a framework for the management of Critical Success Factors in organisational innovation projects: A case of Enterprise Resource Planning systems
    Jiwat Ram and David Corkindale

    12. Innovation and entrepreneurship: Building the systems and strategies for South Australia
    Allan O'Connor and Göran Roos

South Australia is a small economy that faces a fundamental need to re-shape its approach to innovation. The manufacturing sector, as the backbone of the state’s economy, has and will continue to change in its nature and form. This necessitates a re-think about how innovation happens and how the respective actors within an economy interact and engage with each other. In effect, innovation relies on intersections between people, knowledge, information sharing, ideas, financial and other resources. Innovation happens through regional social and economic system dynamics; innovation relies on a system view of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship can be taken as a study of the entrepreneur and new business creation. However, this conception of entrepreneurship misses the critical link to economic outcomes; the ebb and flow of social and economic fortunes that are underpinned by the actions, reactions and engagement of individuals in a specific social and economic system that brings about innovation and change. In this book the authors are exploring how the linkages within the system can be conceptualised and made transparent.

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