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  • Market & Organizations

Title: International development strategies of firms

  • Special issue: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

Title: Science, research and society: the impact of innovation and standardisation of Knowledge production

Title: New approaches to innovation and knowledge management: interaction, collaboration, openness

Title: Re-examining creativity in entrepreneurship

  • Collection Business & Innovation, Peter Lang

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Editorial by RNI, October 2014

October 2014, “On the relationship between science and innovation”, by Joelle Forest*

We live in a society in which technical objects are omnipresent; where technology transforms our world and conceives its future shape. However, we are faced with a paradox. We have not learnt to apply Logos, or thought, or, more generally, science with regards to technique. Theoretical reflections on technology, the integration of technology into the boundaries of science, have not occurred as a matter of course (Stiegler, 2004).

Indeed, in Greek thought, of which we are the heirs, the technical arts are not considered an object of knowledge (Lamard, Lequin, 2006). And a science cannot exist if the object of that science is not legitimized by society (Sigaut, 1994). The Diderot and d’Alembert’s project opened the way for descriptive and classificatory technology, but the word technology did not become part of the common lexicon until Bigelow published his Elements of Technology in 1829. In his book, Bigelow championed a vision of a science entirely devoted to technical applications. This conception of technology as an efficient process based on the application of science provided the foundation for the linear and hierarchical model of innovation (Forest, 2014).

Such a model of innovation leads large organizations to organize their development processes using a waterfall logic and stage-gate systems to make new product development more efficient. This model has helped firms to reduce product development time; however researches have shown that such an organization may be disadvantageous to innovation. Furthermore, numerous statistical studies lead to conclude that non-R&D innovation is a common phenomenon. If R&D seems to be an enabler of innovation, it is not sufficient by itself.

The special issue of the Journal of Innovation Economics and Management, N°15, vol.3/2014, on the relationship between science and innovation intends to question the dominant definition of innovation leading to new and more complex views of the innovation process ( By this way, it is possible to go against the established paradigm of the application of sciences and to think technology as a science of creative rationality (Faucheux, Forest, 2012). Reflections on creative rationality are of more than just theoretical interest, as taking into account this type of rationality has repercussions for teaching and training, particularly in engineering schools.


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Sigaut F., Les points de vue constitutifs d’une science des techniques : essai de tableau comparatif, in J. Perrin, Construire une science des techniques, collection technologie(s), Limonest, L’interdisciplinaire, 1994.
Stiegler B., Philosopher par accident, Paris, Galilée, 2004.

The RRI’s reviews : just published…

JIE_015 Science and Innovation 

Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

n°15, 2014/3

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

M&O21 La Chine innove. Politiques publiques et stratégies d’entreprise 

Marché et Organisations

n°21, 2014/2

Editeur: L’Harmattan

inno45 Jean-Baptiste Say et la libération des forces de production 

Innovations. Revue d’Economie et de Management de l’Innovation

n°45, 2014/3

Editeur: De Boeck Supérieur

Just published: books

DRH innov

Le DRH innovateur. Management des ressources humaines et dynamiques d’innovation 

Faïz Gallouj, François Stankiewicz (dir)

Collection: Business and Innovation - volume 11

Année de publication: 2014

services et environnement

Services et environnement. Les enjeux énergétiques de l’innovation dans les services 

Charlotte Fourcroy

Collection: Business and Innovation - volume 10

Année de publication: 2014

systemic crisis

Beyond the Systemic Crisis and Capital-Led Chaos. Theoretical and Applied Studies 

Rémy Herrera, Wim Dierckxsens, Paulo Nakatani (dir.)

Collection: Business and Innovation - volume 09

Année de publication: 2014

Call for papers


Special issue: Journal of Innovation Economics & Management

Title: Science, research and society: the impact of innovation and standardisation of Knowledge production

  • Submission of an abstract: 15 December 2014

Title: New approaches to innovation and knowledge management: interaction, collaboration, openness

  • Deadline for submission: 15 October 2014


  • Deadline for submission: 1 September 2014

There will be 2 issues: 1 in English & 1 in French. Pour télécharger l’appel à communications pour la revue Innovations. Revue d’économie et de management de l’innovation :



Title: International development strategies of firms

Coordinated by Laurice Alexandre-Leclair

  • Deadline for submissio: March31, 2015

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Date: November 20, 21 et 22, 2014
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