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Abstract

This paper examines the application of a class of evolutionary optimisation tools, namely the genetic algorithms, to innovation. With the simple model of technological innovation (developed for this purpose) and as a result of the genetic processing which is applied to it, a parallel between simulation results and real world innovation characteristics can be observed. More generally, it is proposed to make use of this approach for dealing with any type of complex innovation issues, both social or technological.

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Authors: CANARELLI P, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15821 EN (1994) 29 pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
Record Number: 199410948 / Last updated on: 1995-03-21
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en