Juma, Calestous. 2016. Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies. First edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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AO: This 2016 book by Calestous Juma aims to demonstrate how different social systems responded to new technologies and how these co-evolved with social institutions. Juma highlights that the phenomenon of resistance to innovation is seriously under-researched and that greater attention needs to paid to better understand why promising innovations do not become successful.