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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 1

INNOVATING THE HOUSE

Andrew Sanderford, Andrew McCoy, C. Theodore Koebel, and Carlos Martin

1.1BACKGROUND

Scholars of innovation have, for some time, engaged in the process of identifying the role of innovation in economic growth. The study of innovation has produced an astonishing array of insights into the way firms create, individuals choose, and markets evolve. Today, the leading edge research notes that innovation is an agile process, arising from garages in Silicon Valley as well as laboratories of private and state sponsored firms in large metropolitan regions (Chesbrough, Vanhaverbeke, and West 2006; Christensen, Anthony, and Roth 2004; Fagerberg, Mowery, and Nelson 2006; Hall 1998; Koebel 2007; Rutten, Doree, and Halman 2009; ...

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