Changing Boundaries of Innovation Systems

Maureen McKelvey

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780199263226
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191718830 | DOI:
Changing Boundaries of Innovation Systems

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Discusses the issue of the changing boundaries of system integration competencies between different actors. The argument is made that many complex, knowledge‐intensive innovations are not only systemic in the sense of requiring many components and interactions, but they must also be analysed as a situation where final demand requires a bundling of goods and services. Demand therefore must be analysed as an integrated set of goods and services. A multi‐sectoral comparison is made, as the bundling of goods and services is visible in such diverse areas as building and construction, health care management, biotechnology, and telecommunication infrastructures.

Keywords: capabilities; product and service bundling; systems integration; systems of innovation

Chapter.  11240 words. 

Subjects: Economic Systems

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