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Responsible Innovation & Entrepreneurship – The Role of Stakeholders & Uncertainty in Disruptive Technology Development

Bolz, Karsten

Abstract (englisch):
This dissertation is located at the intersection of stakeholder theory, entrepreneurship and innovation research and demonstrates that the concept of Responsible Innovation (RI), with its premise of early stakeholder engagement in innovation processes, is of immense relevance to entrepreneurial organizations, especially with regard to uncertainties in disruptive technology development.

Part 1 of this dissertation pioneers the connection of RI to entrepreneurship research. The differing interpretations of RI and three core aspects are explored: design innovation, normative ends and collaborative reflection. After laying out this RI scheme, the notion of entrepreneurship is examined in light of this construct. Furthermore, operationalization strategies of RI in entrepreneurial organizations are outlined on a conceptual level and in practice, with a focus on stakeholder engagement as the key element. Moreover, the vital role played by stakeholders in entrepreneurial organizations and their influence on uncertainties of innovation processes are indicated.

In Part 2 of this dissertation, this role of stakeholders is scrutinized more closely. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000120350
Veröffentlicht am 23.06.2020
DOI: 10.25926/gzdw-3k16
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Publikationsdatum 19.06.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000120350
Verlag Bergische Universität
Art der Arbeit Dissertation
Prüfungsdaten 08.06.2020 Wuppertal, Univ., Diss., 2020
Schlagwörter Responsible Innovation; Entrepreneurship; Disruptive Technologies; Uncertainty; Stakeholder Theory; Innovation Management;
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