Innovation Trends in the Space Industry

Volume 25 - Smart Innovation SET Coordinated by Dimitri Uzunidis

Innovation Trends in the Space Industry

Victor Dos Santos Paulino, TBS Business School in Toulouse, France

ISBN : 9781786304919

Publication Date : January 2020

Hardcover 230 pp

135.00 USD



Ever since their inception, space activities have been innovative, but not driven by commercial considerations – that is, until the end of the Cold War, when the commercialization of space escalated. As a result, the direction of the innovation changed in order to leverage new business opportunities, which reached a turning point in the 2010s.

This book discusses the developmental trends of the world space sector in detail, by analyzing their long-term evolution, and studying why this innovative industry sometimes experiences technological and organizational delays. Innovation Trends in the Space Industry also provides a framework to diagnose more accurately the potential technological threats that are currently faced by existing space tech manufacturers.

Moreover, this book, with an economic perspective, provides a close examination of the space sector. It also contributes to enriching innovation management theory by leading us to better understand industry emergence shaped by customers, to reinterpret technological and organizational inertia in high technology activities, and to refine disruptive innovation trends.


1. Theoretical and Empirical Framework.
2. The Emergence of Industry: The Influence of Demand.
3. Slow Adoption of Innovations: A Key Success Factor.
4. Technological Discontinuities and Strategic Diagnosis.

About the authors/editors

Victor Dos Santos Paulino is Associate Professor at TBS Business School in Toulouse, France, where he conducts research in innovation management and strategy. Since 2013, he has supervised research in management science applied to the space sector performed by the SIRIUS Chair.