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Multidimensional innovation

Writing in 2010, Crossan and Apaydin identify over 10,000 papers on innovation over the previous 27 years, and a Google Scholar search of the word ‘innovation’ yields over half a million ‘hits’ since 2009, whilst a similar search of the words ‘education innovation’ yields just under half a million in the same period. It is not so much that ‘change is in the air’ as change is in our DNA. We can almost touch it and taste it. We are fascinated by it and seem unable to live without it.