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Policies, Programs and People that Shape Innovation in Housing by Andrew R. Sanderford, Andrew P. McCoy

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CHAPTER 3

THE LITERATURE OF INNOVATION IN HOUSING

Andrew Sanderford

The study of innovation has, since the publication of Schumpeter’s Business Cycles, largely focused on the concept of substitution or the supplanting of the old by the new to generate new opportunities for economic profit. For many years, researchers across an array of fields have examined and been curious about how new men and new ideas are capable of producing creative destruction and the space for new products, processes, and services. This curiosity has guided the innovation literature to topics ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary and from the macroeconomic to the nano-technological (and beyond).

Everett Rogers’ omnibus Diffusion of Innovations (2003) illustrated ...

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