CANCELLED Very Short Book Club

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This month, the Very Short Book Club will read Innovation, by Mark Dodgson and David Gann

What is innovation? How is innovation used in business? How can we use it to succeed?

Innovation, the ways ideas are made valuable, plays an essential role in economic and social development, and is an increasingly topical issue. Over the last 150 years our world has hit an accelerated rate of transformation. From airplanes to television to penicillin, and from radios to frozen food to digital money, the fruits of innovation surround us.

Innovation: A Very Short Introduction looks at what innovation is and why it affects us so profoundly. It examines how it occurs, who stimulates it, how it is pursued, and what its outcomes are, both positive and negative. Considering innovation today, and discussing future disruptive technologies such as AI, which have important implications for work and employment, Mark Dodgson and David Gann consider the extent to which our understanding of innovation has developed over the past century and how it might be used to interpret the global economy.

Anyone is welcome to join the Very Short Book Club, which is gradually working toward a complete understanding of everything by tackling a new title from the Oxford University Press Very Short Introductions series every month. The monthly discussions are mediated by our staffer George and welcome all types of thinkers. Or just come browse our collection of 300+ VSIs, offering concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative discussions of the central issues in a given topic. If you'd like to learn more about the group stop in and talk to George or email him at


Event date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780198825043
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - November 1st, 2018