An Analysis on the Barriers and Traps in Engineering Innovation

TitleAn Analysis on the Barriers and Traps in Engineering Innovation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsXing, H.
Secondary TitleJournal of Engineering Studies
Keywordsbarriers-traps model, elements, engineering innovation, integration
Abstract

Engineering innovation refers to the innovations in engineering activities. Based on barriers-traps innovation model and from the perspective of elements-integration, the author analyzes the barriers and traps in engineering innovation. Elemental barriers and traps chiefly originate from information, technology, capital and market, and integrated barriers and traps are mainly from communication, coupling, system and culture. This article reveals and analyzes these diverse barriers and traps, and tries to map barriers-traps in engineering innovation.