Research Progress on Synergic innovation theory– A Literature Review

From XIII Triple Helix Conference 2015

Research Progress on Synergic innovation theory– A Literature Review

Kai Hu, PhD, Professor, Visiting Scholar of Denver University. Research field: Innovation management

Keywords: horizontal synergic innovation; synergic innovation effect; degree of synergic; influential factors; decision mechanism

Synergic innovation is a new paradigm, is the new progress of innovation system theory. Reviewed the evolution of innovation theory, analyzed the background of synergic innovation theory. The study has been expanded from inside to outside, covered three fields, which was synergic innovation within enterprise, vertical synergic innovation inter-enterprise, horizontal synergic innovation within multi-agents. Horizontal synergic innovation is the main form of synergic innovation. Factors of synergic innovation have been expanded from the “University-industry-government” which advocated by the “Theory of Triple Helix”. Different methods have been developed to measure the synergic innovation effect and synergic degree. Furthermore the influential factors and the decision mechanism of synergic innovation behavior has been studied.

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