By Hartmut Hirsch-kreinsen, David Jacobson
It's a normal realizing that the complicated economies are at present present process a primary transformation into knowledge-based societies. there's a company trust that this is often in response to the advance of high-tech industries. Correspondingly, during this situation low-tech sectors seem to be less significant. A critique of this broadly held trust is the start line of this e-book. it's always missed that the various present innovation actions are associated with advancements contained in the realm of low-tech. hence the final goal of the ebook is to give a contribution to a dialogue in regards to the relevance of low-tech industries for business innovativeness within the rising wisdom economy.Providing examples of either theoretical and empirical learn during this sector, "Innovation in Low-tech organizations and Industries" can be of significant curiosity to postgraduate scholars and educational researchers in innovation stories. it's going to additionally attract coverage makers within the box of innovation coverage in addition to commercial economists and sociologists attracted to conventional industries in complicated economies.
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