Show Summary Details

p. 1096. Innovating the futurelocked

  • Mark Dodgson
  •  and David Gann

Abstract

The challenges and opportunities for innovation are immense. As well as creating new sources of wealth, innovation is essential if we are to cope with climate change, provide better water and food, improve health and education, and produce energy sustainably. The keys to future innovativeness lie in an organization’s ability to foster creativity and to make decisions and choices based on being well prepared, informed, and connected. The challenge is in encouraging, selecting, and configuring the best ideas. ‘Innovating the future’ considers the roles of governments and universities in innovation and different innovation strategies. It also discusses the relationship between innovation and automation in the form of AI and robots.

Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.