Innovation in an integrated framework

Ginns, Jeffrey L. (1997). Innovation in an integrated framework Honours Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Ginns, Jeffrey L.
Thesis Title Innovation in an integrated framework
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1997
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 87
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
This thesis proposes to examine the operation of economic innovation from an alternative perspective. Innovation is at the core of economic growth, and, as such, deserves to be dealt with in an analytical fashion that captures the complex nature of this process. The thesis will undertake this task with reference to constructs borrowed from the study of complexity. One such tool, emergence, will be used to develop a multi-level hyperstructure that illustrates the elaborate feedbacks that characterise economic innovation.

The thesis will elaborate on the model developed by examining the process of innovation itself within this structure. It is proposed that innovation can be shown to be a cognitive process. The implications of this/or modeling are significant also. The thesis will conclude by briefly analysing both the role and effect of discretionary policy on innovation in an integrated framework.

It is hoped that the model presented in this thesis can offer insight into the workings of economic evolution. By proposing a general framework for analysis, the thesis hopes to stimulate further research using several of the constructs illustrated in this work.

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