Exactly what it says!
This looks interesting.
(Abstract) The study of technological innovation is over one hundred year old (anthropology, history, sociology, management, policy and economics). However, over the last twenty years or so, “innovation studies” has become a label used by many to name research concerned specifically with the economics, policy and management of technological innovation. What are the origins of this specialty? There is no linear history, but two completely different
traditions. Part I was concerned with the American tradition on ‘technological change’ while Part II (this paper) concentrates on the European tradition (‘innovation studies’)
as does this book published in 2013.
Some would say that you need to look at (eco)systems rather than getting hung up on this or that gadget/invention.