1 CCIS - Centre for Comparative Integration Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 DIR - Research Center on Development and International Relations, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN3 Department of Culture and Global Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN4 The Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University, VBN
Christopher Freeman's Enduring Contributions
A numberof Chris Freeman's colleagues were asked to reflect on what they thought describes his life and work in a few words. Some of the colleagues replied including former SPRU students that were taught or supervised by Chris Freeman. Their views on what they thought were Chris Freeman's defining contributions have been put together. There are a number of ways to continue Chris Freeman's legacy on innovation research. The first is to build in a critical tradition in the economics of innovation research by introducing fearlessly emancipatory epistemology. Second the economic system that dominates social life is not free from fluctuations, cycles, disruptions, crises and destructions both human and ecological. Innovation research ought to position itself to address environmental, financial and economic crises. The third is innovation research for development by addressing not only poverty erdaication but also social exclusion, equity and social justice.
African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 2011, Vol 3, Issue 3, p. 226-235
innovation; Research; economic cycles; development