Innovation is the creation of new or better solutions that meet new requirements or needs and includes every aspect of the modern knowledge economy from strategic to behavioral, organizational, and social. The Innovation Research and Policy Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Innovation scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
The Innovation Research & Policy Network (IRPN) delivers research on a wide range of innovation areas focusing on innovation development and diffusion, sources of innovation, global innovation and R&D strategy, entrepreneurship, measurement and indicators, and the environment for innovation. It also covers the vast array of innovation research conducted in different academic and policy disciplines including economics, geography, management, law, finance, accounting, psychology and sociology.