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Instances of innovation are not always limited to a single point in time. In some cases, innovations can be repurposed over time to address multiple issues and/or solve multiple problems. The functionality of particularly influential innovations can extend over time, settings, and conditions, in which case a legacy is established. In the current chapter, the concepts of repurposing and legacy are discussed using as a primary example the Greco-Roman arch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Cross-Disciplinary Primer on the Meaning and Principles of Innovation
EditorsMatthew Mars, Sherry Hoskinson
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth
ISSN (Print)1048-4736

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Finance
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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