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CSIS Lunchtime Seminar: Arie Rip

The Context of Innovation Journeys
When May 09, 2012
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where 1246 SS&H
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Please join the Center for Science and Innovation Studies, the School of Law, and the Program in Science and Technology Studies for our next Lunchtime Seminar.

Arie Rip (Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies, School of Management and Governance, University of Twente).

Please RSVP for Lunch.

Abstract: A lot is known about innovation – insofar as it is possible to "know” a complex and uncertain phenomenon like innovation. In considering the dynamics of technical production and institutional ecologies, it has been useful to emphasize their vicissitudes by speaking of "innovation journeys." This seminar by Arie Rip will take another step by showing that that there are general patterns and structures in the context of innovation journeys, over and above the specific constellation of actors or the framework conditions at play in any particular innovation pathway.  Professor Rip will address the ways in which cultural niches (i.e. protected spaces), socio-technical regimes (i.e. sets of rules for further development of a technology), and technoscientifc “landscapes” constitute a persistent backdrop of opportunities and constraints that shape the directionality of innovation journeys.

Two manuscripts by Professor Rip concerning "innovation journeys" are available for download (here and here) as background reading for the discussion.

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