T086
Rethinking innovation and governance
Convenor:
Andrew Webster (University of York)
Stream:
Tracks
Location:
VIP
Sessions:
Thursday 1 September, 9:00-10:45, 11:00-12:45, 12:30-14:15 (UTC+0)

Short abstract:

Drawing on the deep and extensive work in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, this track provides an opportunity to rethink our understanding of innovation, its governance and future direction beyond conventional boundaries of S&T

Long abstract:

Drawing on the deep and extensive work in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, this track provides an opportunity to rethink our understanding of innovation, its governance and future direction beyond the conventional boundaries of S&T, and in doing so open up new areas of dialogue between STS and Innovation work. What is the relevance, utility and limitations of the concept 'innovation' in non-technology based sectors, and outside the private sector, that is, 'innovation' in services, in the creative sectors, in public services, in the third sector, and in social enterprises? What are the changing needs for innovation policy in our current world, the history of innovation policy and its deficiencies to deal with these needs, and how to develop policy and governance structures that are relevant. How do social values become incorporated into technology development and what values are excluded and why: can social 'good' survive the need for technologies to be economically competitive? How can STIS engage with work on civil societies and communities that is critical of contemporary hegemonies in addressing the challenges of the 21st century? Papers in the track will be javascript:%20editproposal_submit();considered for inclusion in an edited collection to be published by Routledge through the recently established AsSIST-UK professional association.

SESSIONS: 5/5/5 (Important! Keep the paper "Towards a typology of social innovation": one of the authors will register in August).