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noun adaptation, alteration, breaking of precedent, change, change in method, departure, digression, divergence, diversification, exchange of obligations, modernization, modification, mutare, neoterism, new device, new idea, new method, new phase, novare, novelty, radically new measure, revision, revolution, shift, variation

INNOVATION. Change of a thing established for something new.
     2. Innovations are said to be dangerous, as likely to unsettle the common law. Co. Litt. 370, b; Id. 282, b. Certainly no innovations ought to be made by the courts, but as every thing human, is mutable, no legislation can be, or ought to be immutable; changes are required by the alteration of circumstances; amendments, by the imperfections of all human institutions but laws ought never to be changed without great deliberation, and a due consideration of the reasons on which they were founded, as of the circumstances under which they were enacted. Many innovations have been made. in the common law, which philosophy, philanthropy and common sense approve. The destruction of the benefit of clergy; of appeal, in felony; of trial by battle and ordeal; of the right of sanctuary; of the privilege to abjure the realm; of approvement, by which any criminal who could, in a judicial combat, by skill, force or fraud kill his accomplice, secured his own pardon of corruption of blood; of constructive treason; will be sanctioned; by all wise men, and none will desire a return to these barbarisms. The reader is referred to the case of James v. the Commonwealth, 12 Serg. & R. 220, and 225 to 2 Duncan, J., exposes the absurdity of some ancient laws, with much sarcasm.

INNOVATION, Scotch law. The exchange of one obligation for another, so that the second shall come in the place of the first. Bell's Scotch Law Dict. h. t. The same as Novation. (q. v.)

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Incremental innovations enabled resource conservation while providing competitive advantage in the face of scarce resources, declining markets and slim profit margins.
The difference in successful project launches between incremental innovations and radical innovations comes down to direction and content.
Incremental innovation always firmly embraces the existing technologies and business model.
By contrast, Toner emphasises the importance of investing in the cumulative productivity benefits of incremental innovation, based on small changes introduced by workers or required by consumers.
This process of adaptation leads to incremental innovations through repeated interactions with the environment.
Because any dichotomous classification entails oversimplification, it is worth noting that the distinction between radical and incremental innovation (and the LME-CME distinction) is a matter of relative degree rather than absolute quality, and conceptual usefulness rather than precision.
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Figure 6 compares the evolution of the probability of occurrence of an incremental innovation, technological adoption, output growth and unemployment in our benchmark experiment (dashed line) and in the case of a larger network externality (plain line).
But, in dismissing incremental innovation as "variations on an old theme" and suggesting brand manufacturers must reduce their margins, Bond undermines the innovation companies strive for.
Thus PI activities as an innovation vehicle are limited to incremental innovation within a single dimension, that is, clinical quality.

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