Embeddedness , social epistemology and breakthrough innovation : The case of the development of statins

@inproceedings{Babaa2015EmbeddednessS,
  title={Embeddedness , social epistemology and breakthrough innovation : The case of the development of statins},
  author={Yasunori Babaa and John P. Walshb and john. walsh},
  year={2015}
}
  • Yasunori Babaa, John P. Walshb, john. walsh
  • Published 2015
Radical, breakthrough innovations create not only great industrial possibilities, but also great social uncertainties. When a breakthrough medical technology is discovered, the question arises as to whether to accept the possible risks involved, or to defer implementing the innovation until more data is available, and, specifically, until others have taken up the innovation and demonstrated both its efficacy, its relative safety and market acceptance. Specifically, when a firm discovers a new… CONTINUE READING