Defensive/regime stabilisation kinds of innovation –
“From this concept, Courvisanos  then identifies the consequences of these fears to the innovation venture initiated by the government’s innovation policy. The incumbent capitalists try to capture the opportunity from the innovation policy by diverting it to extend their industry dominance which currently in their control. This creates what Courvisanos  calls evasive innovation. By the same token, this type of innovation may inhibit radical or transformative innovation that the original policy intends to generate in the first place.”
(Effendi and Courvisanos, 2012: 248)
Effendi, P. and Courvisanos, J. 2012. Political aspects of innovation: Examining renewable energy in Australia. Renewable Energy, Vo 38, pp.245-252.
See also Political Aspects of Innovation…