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The Hargadon Files
Exploring the meeting of innovation and sustainability.
We are fast approaching 8 billion people all hoping to live as we do, something the finite resources of the planet-energy, food, water, arable land-cannot accommodate. Throughout history, innovation has played a leading role in averting environmental and social collapse. But also in inviting it. Despite our best intentions, the many misconceptions about innovation in policy and in practice often get in our way.
These reports will look at the hidden stories behind innovations big and small, going backstage to reveal what works, what doesn't, and why, in the pursuit of sustaining innovations.
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Andrew Hargadon is the Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Technology Management at the Graduate School of Management at University of California, Davis. Hargadon's research focuses on the effective management of innovation, particularly sustainable innovation, and he is author of numerous articles, essays, and the book How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate (Harvard Business School Press).Read more about Andrew Hargadon
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