The ‘Mystery’ of Innovation: Bridging the Economic and Business Thinking and the Stra.Tech.Man Approach

Business and Economic Research, 9(1), 236-262, 2019

27 Pages Posted: 1 May 2019

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Charis Vlados

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics

F. Katimertzopoulos

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

This study examines the concept of Innovation from two different conceptual and theoretical prisms: the science of economics and the theoretical tradition of entrepreneurship and organizational theory which both offer a remarkable distance in the way in which innovation is perceived. This study supports the notion that, by pointing a theoretical focus based on a co-evolutionary approach, centered on the "evolutionary heart" of the capitalist business, modern economic science and business thinking will gain from bridging the study of the innovative phenomenon with analytical fertility. To achieve this, the physiological structure and organic evolution of Strategy-Technology-Management (Stra.Tech.Man) synthesis of business becomes the center of attention, perceiving ultimately the firm as an active actor and even as a major structural co-creator of the sectors of industries and the socioeconomic systems which is hosted in.

Keywords: Stra.Tech.Man innovation, Innovation economics, Organizational innovation, Strategy innovation, Economic development, Business development

Suggested Citation

Vlados, Charis and Katimertzopoulos, Fotios, The ‘Mystery’ of Innovation: Bridging the Economic and Business Thinking and the Stra.Tech.Man Approach (2019). Business and Economic Research, 9(1), 236-262, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3362613

Charis Vlados (Contact Author)

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics ( email )

Komotini
Greece

Fotios Katimertzopoulos

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics ( email )

Greece

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