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Christopher Freeman: social science entrepreneur

Fagerberg, Jan LU ; Fosaas, Morten; Bell, Martin and Martin, Ben R. (2011) In Research Policy 40(7). p.897-916
Abstract
This paper focuses on Christopher Freeman's contributions to the field of innovation studies. First, we consider his role as the creator of various organisational and intellectual frameworks crucial for the field's development, including the main research activities he initiated. Next, we examine the publications by Freeman that these activities led to. A database of surveys of the innovation literature, assembled from articles in handbooks covering this area, is used to identify the most influential of his writings for this field. In addition, citations to these works in scholarly journals are analysed in order to examine the nature and extent of his influence on other scholars. The final section sums up the evidence regarding Freeman's... (More)
This paper focuses on Christopher Freeman's contributions to the field of innovation studies. First, we consider his role as the creator of various organisational and intellectual frameworks crucial for the field's development, including the main research activities he initiated. Next, we examine the publications by Freeman that these activities led to. A database of surveys of the innovation literature, assembled from articles in handbooks covering this area, is used to identify the most influential of his writings for this field. In addition, citations to these works in scholarly journals are analysed in order to examine the nature and extent of his influence on other scholars. The final section sums up the evidence regarding Freeman's influence on the field's development. A list of Freeman's scholarly works is included as Appendix B. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Freeman, Innovation studies, SPRU, Economics of innovation, Innovation, systems
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Research Policy
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40
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7
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897 - 916
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Elsevier
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0048-7333
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10.1016/j.respol.2011.06.011
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  author       = {Fagerberg, Jan and Fosaas, Morten and Bell, Martin and Martin, Ben R.},
  issn         = {0048-7333},
  keyword      = {Freeman,Innovation studies,SPRU,Economics of innovation,Innovation,systems},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {897--916},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Research Policy},
  title        = {Christopher Freeman: social science entrepreneur},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2011.06.011},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2011},
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