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  • What is technological innovation?

    The act of introducing a new device, method, or material for application to commercial or practical objectives
  • The increasing importance of innovation is due to?

    Globalization of markets and the advent (komst) of advanced technologies
  • How can the aggregate impact of technological innovation be observed?

    By looking at the Gross Domestic Product
  • Sometimes technological innovation results in externalities? What does externalities mean?

    Costs/benefits that are borne/reaped by individuals other than those responsible for them
  • What is technology in its purest essence?

    Knowledge - Knowledge to solve our problems and pursue our goals
  • What do succesfull innovators have in common?

    Clearly defined innovation strategies and management processes
  • Shortly explain the innovation funnel

    Many potential new products ideas go into the wide end, but very few make it throught the development process
  • What does a firm need to have to have a well designed new product development process to maximize the likelihood of projects being both technically and commercially successful? - Succesful innovation

    - An in-depth understanding of the dynamics of innovation
    - A well-crafted innovation strategy
    - Well-designed processes for implementing the innovation strategy
  • Why is innovation so important for firms to compete in many industries?

    Because it generates a lot of profit for companies. Many firms receive more than on-third of their sales and profits from products devloped within the past five years.
  • What are some advances of technological innovation? Disadvantages?

    Advantages (Positive externalities)Increased GDP
    Greater communication and mobility
    Improving medical treatments

    Disadvantages (Negative externalities)Pollution
    Resource depletion

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