Benoît Godin (2017), L’innovation sous tension : histoire d’un concept, Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval. Abstract (in French) L’innovation est un concept que chacun d’entre nous comprend spontanément – ou croit comprendre –, qu’à peu près tout chercheur utilise dans … Read More »
Benoît Godin and Dominique Vinck (eds.) 2017), Critical Studies of Innovation : Alternative Approaches to the Pro-Innovation Bias, Edward Elgar. AbstractDifferent theories, models and narratives of innovation compete for both legitimacy and authority. However, despite the variations, they all offer … Read More »
This is an open call for the submission of articles and/or special issues proposals for NOvation: Critical Studies of Innovation (see First call for papers).
B. Godin (2017), Models of Innovation. The History of an Idea. MIT Press eBooks. Overview Models abound in science, technology, and society (STS) studies and in science, technology, and innovation (STI) studies. They are continually being invented, with one author … Read More »
Godin, Benoît and Désirée Schauz (2016), The Changing Identity of Research: A Cultural and Conceptual History, History of Science, 54 (3): 276-306. Available at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0073275316656007?etoc=&
Godin, Benoît (2017), Innovation and the Marginalization of Research, Paper no. 29, Project on the Conceptual History of Innovation, Montreal: INRS.
Godin, Benoît Official Statisticians as Conceptual Innovators, International Review of Sociology, special issue on “European Politics of Numbers: Sociological Perspectives on Official Statistics in Europe” (Guest editor: Francesco Antonelli), 26 (3), 2016: 1-17. Abstract Statistics are impossible without concepts. As … Read More »
Benoît Godin, Technological Innovation: On the Emergence and Development of an Inclusive Concept, Technology and Culture, 57 (3), 2016: 527-56. Abstract Over the last several decades, many students of technology have tried to make sense of the concept of technology … Read More »
Benoît Godin (2016), Innovation and Imitation: Why is Imitation not Innovation?, Project on the Intellectual History of Innovation, paper no. 25, Montréal: INRS. ABSTRACT Innovation theorists relegate to non-existence a series of concepts outside of the semantic field of innovation. … Read More »
Benoît Godin (2015), Models of Innovation: Why Models of Innovation are Models, or What Work is Being Done in Calling Them Models?, Project on the Intellectual History of Innovation, Working paper no. 22, INRS: Montreal. A longer version of a … Read More »