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Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Edited by Urban Gråsjö, Department of Economics and Informatics, University West, Trollhättan, Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus of the Economics of Technological Change, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University and Professor Emeritus, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Iréne Bernhard, PhD, School of Business, Economics and IT, University West, Sweden
Developed countries must be incredibly innovative to secure incomes and welfare so that they may successfully compete against international rivals. This book focuses on two specific but interrelated aspects of innovation by incumbent firms and entrepreneurs, the role of geography and of open innovation.
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Publication Date: June 2018
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic Geography
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Regional Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
  • Regional Studies
  • Urban Economics
Developed countries must be incredibly innovative to secure incomes and welfare so that they may successfully compete against international rivals. This book focuses on two specific but interrelated aspects of innovation by incumbent firms and entrepreneurs, the role of geography and of open innovation.

Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship discusses entrepreneurship from both theoretical and empirical viewpoints to provide readers with a wide range of cutting-edge and compelling studies. The authors highlight the critical importance of open innovation for performance and progress, putting forward determinants of economic growth and development almost never analysed in standard growth studies.

Researchers and students would find this book useful for innovation and entrepreneurship studies. It is also a helpful tool for policymakers, planners and consultants involved in economic development and regional policies.
‘By identifying the ways in which open innovation influences the ability of incumbents and potential entrepreneurs to innovate and to appropriate the benefits of innovation, this book elegantly presents modern innovation models, highlighting the role played by context conditions, and bringing fresh reflections into a never ending debate.’
– Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Contributors include: F. Armellini, T. Arvemo, I. Bernhard, C. Beaudry, P.-O. Bjuggren, A. Caloffi, N. Carbonara, A.P. Cornett, K. Delbiaggio, M. Elmoznino Laufer, S. Fredin, U. Gråsjö, C.J. Hauser, M. Héroux-Vaillancourt, J.A. Jordaan, A. Johnston, C. Karlsson, M. Kaufmann, P. Lassalle, M. Mahon, V. Monastiriotis, R. Pellegrino, H. Reijonen, R. Righi, S. Rohde, F. Rossi, M. Russo, J. Saastamoinen, T. Tammi, S. Yamamura


Contents:

1. Introduction: Geography, Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Urban Gråsjö, Charlie Karlsson and Iréne Bernhard

2. Creating Incentives for Innovation Intermediaries to address innovation system failurse: Evidence from regional innovation poles
Margherita Russo, Annalisa Caloffi, Federica Rossi and Riccardo Righi

3. Does collaboration with public and private sector actors in public procurement of innovations improve SME competitiveness?
Helen Reijonen, Jani Saastamoinen and Timo Tammi

4. Delivering innovation in public infrastructure through Public Private Partnerships
Nunzia Carbonara and Roberta Pellegrino

5. The influence of the NIH and NSH syndromes for the adoption of open innovation in the Canadian aerospace sector
Fabiano Armellini, Catherine Beaudry and Maria Mahon

6. Are the Most Innovative Canadian Nanotechnology-Related Firms also the Most Open?
Mikaël Héroux-Vaillancourt and Catherine Beaudry

7. The Proximity Bias of Communication Recorded on Twitter in Switzerland
Katia Delbiaggio, Christoph J. Hauser and Michael Kaufmann

8. Re-Conceptualising Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A Theoretical Exploration of Evolution Over Space and Time
Andrew Johnston, Paul Lassalle and Sakura Yamamura

9. Stimulation of Entrepreneurship and Innovation as an Instrument in Regional Business Development Policy
Andreas P. Cornett

10. Startups, Financing and Geography– Findings from a survey
Per-Olof Bjuggren and Michel Elmoznino Laufer

11. A resource-based view of cross-border clusters conceptualizing locational resources
Stephan Rohde

12. Regional path dependence and path creation: a conceptual way forward
Sabrina Fredin

13. Location, Localisation, Agglomeration: An Examination of the Geographical Dimension of FDI Spillovers
Jacob A. Jordaan and Vassilis Monastiriotis

14. Indicators of economic development – An exploratory study using Swedish municipal data contrasting economic development and growth
Tobias Arvemo and Urban Gråsjö

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