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Title Innovation by demand : an interdisciplinary approach to the study of demand and its role in innovation / edited by Andrew McMeekin [and others].
Imprint Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002.

Series New dynamics of innovation and competition
New dynamics of innovation and competition.
Subject Consumption (Economics)
Consumption (Economics) -- Sociological aspects.
Demand (Economic theory)
Diffusion of innovations.
Supply and demand.
Multi-User.
Alt Name McMeekin, Andrew.
Description 1 online resource (214 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Innovation by demand?: an introduction / Andrew McMeekin, Ken Green, Mark Tomlinson and Vivien Walsh -- Social mechanisms generating demand: a review and manifesto / Alan Warde -- There's more to the economics of consumption than (almost) unconstrained utility maximisation / G.M. Peter Swann -- Variety, growth and demand / Pier Paolo Saviotti -- Preferences and novelty: a multidisciplinary perspective / Wilhelm Ruprecht -- Social routines and the consumption of food / Mark Tomlinson and Andrew McMeekin -- Social categorisation and group identification: how African-Americans shape their collective identity through consumption / Virág Molnár and Michèle Lamont -- Hyperembedded demand and uneven innovation: female labour in a male-dominated service industry / Bonnie H. Erickson -- Greening organisations: purchasing, consumption and innovation / Ken Green, Barbara Morton and Steve New -- Information communication technologies and the role of consumers in innovation / Leslie Haddon -- The incorporation of user needs in telecom product design / Vivien Walsh, Carole Cohen and Albert Richards -- Markets, supermarkets and the macro-social shaping of demand: an instituted economic process approach / Mark Harvey.
Summary Sociologists and economists are increasingly interested in understanding the patterns and drivers of technological innovation. This book brings together a range of experts to study the role of demand and consumption in the innovative process, including case studies to illustrate the issues raised.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 141759053X (electronic bk.)
9781417590537 (electronic bk.)
9781847790521 (electronic bk.)
1847790526 (electronic bk.)
0719062675
9780719062674
OCLC # 232158229
Additional Format Print version: Innovation by demand. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2002 (DLC) 2002726604