Ontological uncertainty and innovation

@inproceedings{Lane2005OntologicalUA,
  title={Ontological uncertainty and innovation},
  author={David A Lane and Robert R. Maxfield},
  year={2005}
}
This paper explores the relationship between uncertainty and innovation. It distinguishes three kinds of uncertainty: truth uncertainty, semantic uncertainty, and ontological uncertainty, the latter of which is particularly important for innovation processes. The paper then develops some implications of ontological uncertainty for innovation processes at three levels of organization, by means of three theories: a narrative theory of action at the level of individual economic actors; the theory… CONTINUE READING
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