Intermediation and Innovation: Changing Dynamics and Future Perspectives

Jeremy Howells, University of Southampton

The paper reviews and analyses the role of intermediation in the innovation process. In particular it investigates the role of innovation intermediaries in three different ways and levels. Firstly, in terms of their systemic and institutional context; secondly, in terms of how they influence diffusion and network capabilities; and, lastly how shape (and in turn be shaped) intra- and inter-organisational transformation within innovation systems. The paper concludes by reviewing the future of innovation intermediaries and intermediation in the wider innovation process.

About the speaker
Professor Jeremy Howells has researched and written extensively on innovation. His research has focused on innovation, knowledge transfer and research and technology management. He was Editor for R&D Management for over five years. His research has been funded by various UK and national Research Councils, the European Commission, the OECD, UNCTAD and the World Bank as well as non-profit organisations and private companies,

Venue: Conference room (0.16-0.17)

Date: 01 October 2015

Time: 12:30 - 13:30


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