T890: Organisations and institutions

Unit 3: Organisations and institutions

This unit examines different ways in which the institutional framework relevant to innovation can be viewed, and how different organisational configurations influence the way in which innovation processes operate. To a certain extent this area has been introduced already, since it is almost impossible to separate out institutional factors when considering technology policy and innovation processes. Similarly the different team approaches institutionalised in design and innovation activities, ideas about technology shaping and the role of government in promotion and regulation all raise institutional issues in policy making.

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