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Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy$
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Maureen McKelvey and Magnus Holmén

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199290475

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199290474.001.0001

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The New Craft Skills of Engineering: The Impact of Innovation Technology on Engineering Practice

The New Craft Skills of Engineering: The Impact of Innovation Technology on Engineering Practice

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Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy
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Mark Dodgson (Contributor Webpage)

David M. Gann

Ammon Salter

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199290474.003.0002

This chapter explores the impact of innovation technologies such as simulation, modelling, and rapid prototyping on engineering practice. Innovation technologies help redefine the role of engineers in the innovation process, creating a new division of innovative labour both with and across organizations. This chapter also explores the boundaries of experimentation and inertia within particular domains of problem-solving to create new opportunities and value.

Keywords:   simulation, modelling, rapid prototyping, engineering, inertia, innovation

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