The Role of Creative Ignorance: Portraits of Path Finders and Path Creators

Authors: Formica, P.

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Traditionally, company experts and outside collaborators innovate by developing the knowledge map. Success or failure of incremental innovation hinges on this path. The Role of Creative Ignorance suggests the knowledge map should be abandoned and replaced with a new methodology, that of creative ignorance. With over 30 years of experience in international economics and entrepreneurship, Piero Formica explores the concept of creative ignorance in combination with path creation and its disruptive effect on entrepreneurship. Using narrative examples of innovators and companies worldwide, he introduces the characteristics of successful path creators that overstep the boundaries set by knowledge maps to open up new, unprecedented routes and connect them each other. In doing so, path creators reveal latent, unexpressed needs of consumers and drive innovation forward.

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Piero Formica is the founder of the International Entrepreneurship Academy and is Senior Research Fellow at the Innovation Value Institute of the Maynooth University, Ireland, where he leads an international research team on experimentation of high-expectation start-ups. Dr. Formica is also the course leader of Experimental Entrepreneurship at the University Centre for Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation. As of November 2014, he is Associate Professor at ISTEC, France.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Knowing and Not Knowing

    Formica, Piero

    Pages 1-5

  • Why Is Creative Ignorance Important?

    Formica, Piero

    Pages 7-18

  • Introducing Path Finders and Path Creators

    Formica, Piero

    Pages 19-28

  • The Embrace between Science and Entrepreneurship

    Formica, Piero

    Pages 29-33

  • The Unity of Opposites

    Formica, Piero

    Pages 34-38

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Creative Ignorance: Portraits of Path Finders and Path Creators
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Piero Formica
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49247-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137492470
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48962-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50422-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 148
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations
Topics