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  1. Universities, Knowledge Transfer and Regional Development

    Universities, Knowledge Transfer and Regional Development

    Edited by Attila Varga
    The transfer of new, economically useful knowledge from universities to the regional economy has recently attracted the attention of academics, professionals and policymakers alike. This book focuses on three issues at the centre of current research: the geography of academic knowledge transfers, the mechanisms of these transfers with regard to academic entrepreneurship and graduate mobility, and policy experience in university-based regional economic development. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  2. Uneven Paths of Development

    Uneven Paths of Development

    Banji Oyelaren-Oyeyinka, Rajah Rasiah
    This book focuses on what can be learned from the complex processes of industrial, technological and organizational change in the sectoral system of information hardware (IH). The IH innovation system is deliberately chosen to illustrate how sectors act as seeds of economic progress. Detailed firm-level studies were carried out in seven countries, three in Africa (Nigeria, Mauritius and South Africa) and four in Asia (China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia). Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  3. The Innovation Imperative

    The Innovation Imperative

    Edited by Göran Marklund, Nicholas S. Vonortas, Charles W. Wessner
    As a result of globalization, strategies for investments in innovation capabilities have gained considerably in importance for businesses, research institutions and policymakers. Public policy has to provide conditions for investments in R&D and innovation that are internationally attractive and effective in stimulating innovation, economic growth and job-creation. This book focuses on the changing roles and challenges of innovation and growth policy, and the strategies and measures that are critical in a globalizing world. It provides guidance for innovation policy strategy formulations and design of innovation policy measures. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  4. The Dynamics of Standards

    The Dynamics of Standards

    Edited by Tineke M. Egyedi, Knut Blind
    This book addresses the new field of standards dynamics. It focuses in particular on the tension between standards and change. Standards are points of reference and should therefore be inherently stable (at least to a certain degree). However, technologies change at an increasing pace, particularly in the field of information technology (IT). Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  5. Innovation in Low-Tech Firms and Industries

    Innovation in Low-Tech Firms and Industries

    Edited by Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen, David Jacobson
    It is a general understanding that the advanced economies are currently undergoing a fundamental transformation into knowledge-based societies. There is a firm belief that this is based on the development of high-tech industries. Correspondingly, in this scenario low-tech sectors appear to be less important. A critique of this widely held belief is the starting point of this book. It is often overlooked that many of the current innovation activities are linked to developments inside the realm of low-tech. Thus the general objective of the book is to contribute to a discussion concerning the relevance of low-tech industries for industrial innovativeness in the emerging knowledge economy. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  6. Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Software Technologies

    Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Software Technologies

    Elad Harison
    This book examines the effects of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), namely patents and copyrights, on innovation and technical change in information technologies. It provides new insights on the links between markets, technologies and legislation by applying a variety of empirical and analytical methods. The book also explores the success of the Open Source movement to establish an alternative regime for IPRs by illuminating the rationale behind it and illustrating how Open Source can strategically be used by firms. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  7. The Genesis of Innovation

    The Genesis of Innovation

    Edited by Blandine Laperche, Dimitri Uzunidis, G. N. von Tunzelmann
    The genesis and diffusion of innovation depends upon the density of the cognitive and market relationships among individuals, organisations and institutions at both the micro- and macro-economic level. By addressing the nature of these relationships, which include cooperation, competition and power, this book presents an important and progressive enquiry into the economic and social origins of innovation. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  8. Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy

    Innovation for a Low Carbon Economy

    Edited by Timothy J. Foxon, Jonathan Köhler, Christine Oughton
    This book shows that although innovations in energy systems represent a core contribution to achieving national and international energy policy goals, theoretical approaches to understanding innovation differ radically between separate disciplinary perspectives. The need for greater mutual learning between these approaches is met within this study as international academics from economic, institutional and management backgrounds share and analyse their respective approaches, knowledge and insights. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  9. Diversity in the Knowledge Economy and Society

    Diversity in the Knowledge Economy and Society

    Edited by Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Åge Mariussen
    The key message of this book is that heterogeneity should be seen as an intrinsic and indispensable element of knowledge systems. The authors address the concept of heterogeneity in a multi-disciplinary fashion, including perspectives from evolutionary economics and innovation system studies, and relate this approach to existing theories in a broad range of fields. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  10. Systems of Innovation

    Systems of Innovation

    Christopher Freeman
    Books on innovation have proliferated in the last quarter of a century, during what the author describes as ‘the Schumpeterian Renaissance’. This volume provides an authoritative account of many of these new developments and represents the foundation of much ongoing research on innovation. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  11. The Technology Imperative

    The Technology Imperative

    Gregory Tassey
    The convergence of technology-based competitive capabilities among the world’s economies has drastically altered the required economic growth strategies in industrialized nations. Based on a variety of corporate and government investment trend data and comparisons among national growth strategies, Gregory Tassey examines how this convergence has created an imperative for new growth models and strategies. In particular, he analyzes the major policy mechanisms for stimulating R&D investment and improving R&D efficiency over technology life cycles, detailing the needed changes. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  12. Agglomeration, Technology and Business Groups

    Agglomeration, Technology and Business Groups

    Giulio Cainelli, Donato Iacobucci
    Agglomeration, Technology and Business Groups critically reviews the reasons for the creation of business groups and examines their main characteristics. It also explores the way in which structural variables influence their internal organization. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. Knowledge Externalities, Innovation Clusters and Regional Development

    Knowledge Externalities, Innovation Clusters and Regional Development

    Edited by Jordi Suriñach, Rosina Moreno, Esther Vayá
    This book begins with a theoretical examination of regional innovation systems, agglomeration economics and knowledge spillovers, before going on to examine the same concepts within an empirical framework. Special emphasis is given to the importance of proximity in the formation of regional innovation systems. It concludes by considering innovation and human capital as determinants of regional economic growth. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  14. Regional Knowledge Economies

    Regional Knowledge Economies

    Philip Cooke, Carla De Laurentis, Franz Tödtling, Michaela Trippl
    This original and timely book presents the most comprehensive, empirically based analysis of clustering dynamics in the high-technology sector across liberal and co-ordinated market economies. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  15. Social Innovations, Institutional Change and Economic Performance

    Social Innovations, Institutional Change and Economic Performance

    Edited by Timo J. Hämäläinen, Risto Heiskala
    This book examines the nature of social innovation processes which determine the economic and social performance of nations, regions, industrial sectors and organizations. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  16. Patents, Inventions and the Dynamics of Innovation

    Patents, Inventions and the Dynamics of Innovation

    Roger Cullis
    This unique study investigates the path of innovation in the electrical, electronics and communications engineering industries. It presents a holistic, multi-disciplinary analysis of innovation based on case studies of paradigm-changing inventions – spanning two hundred years – which altered the course of the global economy. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  17. Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography

    Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography

    Edited by Koen Frenken
    Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography aims to further advance empirical methodologies in evolutionary economics, with a special emphasis on geography and firm location. It does so by bringing together a select group of leading scholars including economists, geographers and sociologists, all of whom share an interest in explaining the uneven distribution of economic activities in space and the historical processes that have produced these patterns. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  18. Industrial Agglomeration and New Technologies

    Industrial Agglomeration and New Technologies

    Edited by Masatsugo Tsuji, Emanuelo Giovannetti, Mitsuhiro Kagami
    This book, a collaborative effort by researchers from Japan, Italy and the USA, seeks to explore the reasons for industrial clustering in certain regions of Asia, Europe and North America. The studies presented illustrate real examples of industrial clusters, adding anecdotal evidence to the emerging theory of economic geography by exemplifying the centripetal and centrifugal forces that regulate the clustering process. The authors examine clusters in a diverse set of countries including China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, the USA and Vietnam. Significantly, the book provides an interesting split between studies of IT and software-related industries, and more traditional sectors, such as steel and vehicle manufacturing. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  19. Networks in the Innovation Process

    Networks in the Innovation Process

    Holger Graf
    Innovation has long been regarded as an interactive process between heterogeneous actors and as a crucial factor in local and regional development. This timely and significant book focuses on the interactions existing within local networks, providing a theoretical foundation to interactive processes as well as a methodological toolkit for the analysis of innovation from a regional perspective. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  20. Patents and the Measurement of International Competitiveness

    Patents and the Measurement of International Competitiveness

    William Kingston, Kevin Scally
    This highly original book represents a major advance in the use of patents to compare countries’ technological competitiveness. It tabulates and analyses 280,000 United States patents from countries across the world over a ten year period. Specifically, these patents were granted to ‘not-for-profit’ entities (mainly universities and research institutes), firms with no more than 500 employees, or to individual inventors. For each of these groups, the book provides statistics and discussion on how long patents are kept in force, the extent to which they are cited, and how far inventions made in different countries are in fact owned in the United States. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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