The Organisational Decomposition of the Innovation Process: What Does it Mean for Global Distribution of Innovation Activities (Research Summary)

Published on 1 May 2008

It is increasingly recognised that the global distribution of innovation activities is moving away from the OECD countries and towards the developing world.

Explanations for this change rarely take into account the change in the innovation architecture in the OECD countries, notably the organisational decomposition of this innovation process. This Research Summary shows how Working Paper 304 puts organisational decomposition at the centre of the analysis and asks whether and how it contributes to global dispersal or continuing concentration of innovation activities.

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Schmitz, H. and Strambach, S. (2008) 'The organisational decomposition of the innovation process : what does it mean for the global distribution of innovation activities? (Research Summary)' IDS Research Summary 304, Brighton: IDS


Hubert Schmitz

Emeritus Fellow

Simone Strambach

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Schmitz, H. and Strambach, S.
IDS Research Summary, issue 304


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