Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111883
Authors: 
Butzin, Anna
Widmaier, Brigitta
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers on Innovation and Space 07.12
Abstract: 
The paper presents the methodology of Innovation Biographies that has been designed to study the time-space dynamics of knowledge and ways of knowledge combination in innovation processes. Innovation Biographies allow capturing relationships, contextual settings and different kinds of knowledge and enable insights into the evolvement and development of innovations. By following the process of creation with specific interviewing methods and triangulation, the biography of an innovation is reconstructed including the evolution of related knowledge. Data collection is able to transcend sectoral as well as local, regional or national categories and sheds light on cross-sectoral knowledge combinations and its multi-scalar reach.
Subjects: 
Innovation Biographies
knowledge dynamics
knowledge combinations
time-space paths
multi-level view
JEL: 
D83
O12
O31
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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