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  1. Cycles, Crises and Innovation

    Cycles, Crises and Innovation

    Jerry Courvisanos
    Cycles, crises and innovation are the major economic forces that shape capitalist economies. Using a critical realist political economy approach, the analysis in this fine work is based on the works of Michał Kalecki and Joseph Schumpeter – both of whom identify these three dynamic forces as plotting the path of economic development. Jerry Courvisanos’ thought-provoking book examines how the rise of capital through investment enshrines innovation in profit and power which in turn determines the course of cycles and crises. The author concludes by arguing for strategic intervention by transformative eco-innovation as a public policy path to ecologically sustainable development. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  2. Inverse Infrastructures

    Inverse Infrastructures

    Edited by Tineke M. Egyedi, Donna C. Mehos
    The notion of inverse infrastructures – that is, bottom-up, user-driven, self-organizing networks – gives us a fresh perspective on the omnipresent infrastructure systems that support our economy and structure our way of living. This fascinating book considers the emergence of inverse infrastructures as a new phenomenon that will have a vast impact on consumers, industry and policy. Using a wide range of theories, from institutional economics to complex adaptive systems, it explores the mechanisms and incentives for the rise of these alternatives to large-scale infrastructures and points to their potential disruptive effect on conventional markets and governance models. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  3. Creative Knowledge Cities

    Creative Knowledge Cities

    Edited by Marina van Geenhuizen, Peter Nijkamp
    This book adopts a holistic, integrated and pragmatic approach to exploring the myths, concepts, policies, key conditions and tools for enhancing creative knowledge cities, as well as expounding potentially negative impacts of knowledge based city policies. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 205.00   Web: $ 184.50
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  4. Economic Development as a Learning Process

    Economic Development as a Learning Process

    Edited by Franco Malerba, Richard R. Nelson
    Until recently, economists studying economic development have tended to consider it a universal process, or focussed their attention on common aspects. This book originates from the growing recognition of significant sectoral differences in economic development and examines the catching-up process in five different economic sectors: pharmaceuticals, telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, software, and agro-food industries. Each of these sector studies explore the learning and catch-up processes in various developing countries, in order to identify both the common features, and those which differ significantly across sectors and nations. The authors pay particular attention to China, India, Brazil, Korea and Taiwan. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  5. Societies in Motion

    Societies in Motion

    Edited by Amnon Frenkel, Peter Nijkamp, Philip McCann
    In today’s globalised world, modern society is characterized by rapid transitions in space that are in part the result of technological developments of previous decades. This unique book deals with the complex issues raised by these transformations, focusing particularly on the impacts on regional development, technological innovation, and the flows and mobility of ideas, knowledge, people and firms. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  6. Crisis, Innovation and Sustainable Development

    Crisis, Innovation and Sustainable Development

    Edited by Blandine Laperche, Nadine Levratto, Dimitri Uzunidis
    This unique and informative book highlights the relationship between crisis, innovation, and sustainable development, and discusses the necessary conditions required to seize the ecological opportunity. The authors study the strength of change for building a new society, and the theoretical origins and political aspects of environmental concerns. They also sketch the outlines of a global governance system seeking to promote sustainable development. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  7. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions

    Heike Mayer
    Second tier high-tech regions are taking a different path than their well-known counterparts such as Silicon Valley or Route 128 around Boston. They may lack many prerequisites of growth such as a world-class research university or high levels of venture capital funding. Often, however, they can successfully leverage anchor firms and entrepreneurial spinoffs. This book explores the evolution of these regions in the United States. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  8. Industrial Clusters, Upgrading and Innovation in East Asia

    Industrial Clusters, Upgrading and Innovation in East Asia

    Edited by Akifumi Kuchiki, Masatsugu Tsuji
    This lucid and informative book analyzes the problem of clusters in transition through studies of agglomerations at different stages of development in various East Asian countries. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  9. The Economic Valuation of Patents

    The Economic Valuation of Patents

    Edited by Federico Munari, Raffaele Oriani
    The Economic Valuation of Patents provides an original and essential analysis of patent valuation, presenting the main methodologies to value patents in different contexts. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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  10. Innovation and Technological Catch-Up

    Innovation and Technological Catch-Up

    Edited by Elisa Giuliani, Andrea Morrison, Roberta Rabellotti
    Since the beginning of the 1990s, the supremacy of ‘Old World’ countries (France and Italy) in the international wine market has been challenged by new players, such as Australia, Argentina, Chile and South Africa, which are recording stunning performances in terms both of export volume and value. This book demonstrates that such a spectacular example of catch-up goes beyond simply copying new technologies; it entails creative adaptation and innovation, and introduces a new growth trajectory in which consistent investments in research and science play a key role. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  11. Challenges for European Innovation Policy

    Challenges for European Innovation Policy

    Edited by Slavo Radosevic, Anna Kaderabkova
    This book uniquely applies the Schumpeterian innovation policy perspective to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. A broadly defined framework of the science, technology, innovation and growth system underpins the empirical and conceptual analysis of the critical issues including demand, FDI, finance and education. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  12. Institutional Variety in East Asia

    Institutional Variety in East Asia

    Edited by Werner Pascha, Cornelia Storz, Markus Taube
    This illuminating book broadly addresses the emerging field of ‘diversity of capitalism’ from a comparative institutional approach. It explores the varied patterns for achieving coordination in different economic systems, applying them specifically to China, Japan and South Korea. These countries are of particular interest due to the fact that they are often considered to have developed their own peculiar blend of models of capitalism. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 143.00   Web: $ 128.70
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  13. Innovation and Health

    Innovation and Health

    Thomas Grebel
    Innovation and Health investigates both the origin and the diffusion of novelty in the field of health. It also provides a critical discussion of the methodology and theory of health economics. Neoclassical and evolutionary elements are combined to produce a comprehensive view of the commodity of ‘health’ beyond a pure ‘market’ perspective. Thus, the intangible dimension of health is taken into account. The methodological framework developed serves as a basis for several theoretical and empirical applications such as the creation of medical knowledge, the evolution of networks and the process of invention, innovation and diffusion in the health care sector. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  14. Knowledge Transfer and Technology Diffusion

    Knowledge Transfer and Technology Diffusion

    Edited by Paul L. Robertson, David Jacobson
    This important book is about the origins and diffusion of innovation, in theory and in practice. The practice draws on a variety of industries, from electronics to eyewear, from furniture to mechatronics, in a range of economies including Europe, the USA and China. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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  15. The Dynamics of Knowledge Externalities

    The Dynamics of Knowledge Externalities

    Cristiano Antonelli, Federico Barbiellini Amidei
    This book elaborates a new dependent and localized growth theory based upon knowledge externalities by making two important contributions. Firstly, it elaborates the hypothesis that total factor productivity growth stems from pecuniary knowledge externalities that consist in the access to localized external knowledge, at costs that are below equilibrium levels. Secondly, it implements the economic analysis of complex dynamic systems with a novel approach to understanding the role of knowledge interactions and knowledge governance mechanisms in the generation of new technological knowledge within economic systems characterized by webs of interdependence. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  16. Platforms of Innovation

    Platforms of Innovation

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Carla De Laurentis, Stewart MacNeill, Chris Collinge
    This ground-breaking book offers a coherent theoretical analysis of contemporary industrial knowledge flow dynamics. Furthermore, it advances wide-ranging and varied empirical findings from international comparative research which demonstrate that knowledge cross-pollination, often from industrially unrelated business sectors, is now commonplace in the economics of innovation. This, the authors argue, represents the rise of an externalized ‘matrix’ of knowledge flow dynamics among firms and industries. The book also examines related economic governance research that reveals the catalytic role that leading innovation policy agencies play in animating knowledge flow dynamics, particularly at the regional level. The chapters address various sectors including food and drink, biotechnology, ICT, new media, the automotive industry and tourism. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  17. Innovation and Economic Development

    Innovation and Economic Development

    Edited by Mario Cimoli, André A. Hofman, Nanno Mulder
    Information and communication technologies (ICT) are spreading fast across Latin America and the Caribbean. This trend has brought about important economic and social changes, which have largely gone unmeasured until recently. Here, analysts from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean along with other distinguished scholars in the field of ICT, growth and productivity provide theoretical and empirical insights to the debate on the role of ICT in economic development. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  18. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

    Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

    Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, Roger R. Stough
    Perhaps the most exceptional aspect of the current era of globalisation is that entrepreneurship has become the engine for local processes of economic, social and cultural development throughout the world. This important new book brings together a number of leading scholars in the field to explore the development aspects of globalisation, in particular those that foster the evolution of entrepreneurs in local–global processes. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  19. Building National and Regional Innovation Systems

    Building National and Regional Innovation Systems

    Jorge Niosi
    Following the demise of the Washington Consensus, developing countries are looking for new ideas to guide their development. This innovative book suggests taking seriously some of the findings of evolutionary economics and paying specific attention to the institutions that matter for economic development, particularly those related to science, technology and innovation. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. The Capitalization of Knowledge

    The Capitalization of Knowledge

    Edited by Riccardo Viale, Henry Etzkowitz
    This ground-breaking new volume evaluates the capacity of the triple helix model to represent the recent evolution of local and national systems of innovation. It analyses both the success of the triple helix as a descriptive and empirical model within internationally competitive technology regions as well as its potential as a prescriptive hypothesis for regional or national systems that wish to expand their innovation processes and industrial development. In addition, it examines the legal, economic, administrative, political and cognitive dimensions employed to configure and study, in practical terms, the series of phenomena contained in the triple helix category. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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