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  1. Clusters and Economic Growth in Asia

    Clusters and Economic Growth in Asia

    Edited by Sören Eriksson
    This detailed book explores and provides insights into the development and transformation of various clusters, economies and industrial sectors in East and Southeast Asia. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  2. Economic Analyses of Social Networks

    Economic Analyses of Social Networks

    Edited by Matthew O. Jackson, Yves Zenou
    This comprehensive two-volume set brings together important contributions providing fundamental economic analyses of social networks and the central roles they play in many facets of our lives. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 978.00   Web: $ 880.20
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  3. Patent Policy and Innovation

    Patent Policy and Innovation

    Hazel V.J. Moir
    This empirical study uses a scientifically selected sample of patents to assess patent quality. The careful evaluation of the assumptions in alternative economic theories about the generation and diffusion of new knowledge demonstrates that the height of the inventive step is critical to effective and efficient patent policy. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  4. Multinationals and Economic Geography

    Multinationals and Economic Geography

    Simona Iammarino, Philip McCann
    After more than fifty years of systematic research on multinational enterprises (MNEs) what is apparent is that there is, as yet, no unified or dominant theory of the MNE. The objective of this book is to bring into focus one particular dimension of MNE behaviour and activity that has been relatively under-researched – namely the geography of the multinational enterprise – as understood through the lens of innovation and technological change. The authors clearly demonstrate that geography is becoming increasingly important for MNEs and, in turn, MNEs are becoming progressively more important for economic geography. The pivot on which this vital relationship turns is the creation, diffusion and management of new knowledge. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 205.00   Web: $ 184.50
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  5. Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index 2013

    Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index 2013

    Zoltán J. Ács, László Szerb, Erkko Autio
    The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index both captures the context features of entrepreneurship and fills a gap in the measurement of development. Building on recent advances in entrepreneurship and economic development, the authors have created an index that offers a measure of the quality of the business formation process in 118 of the most important countries in the world. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 477.00   Web: $ 429.30
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  6. Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation

    Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation

    Edited by Albert N. Link, Nicholas S. Vonortas
    As this volume demonstrates, a wide variety of methodologies exist to evaluate particularly the objectives and outcomes of research and development programs. These include surveys, statistical and econometric estimations, patent analyses, bibliometrics, scientometrics, network analyses, case studies, and historical tracings. Contributors divide these and other methods and applications into four categories – economic, non-economic, hybrid and data-driven – in order to discuss the many factors that affect the utility of each technique and how that impacts the technological, economic and societal forecasts of the programs in question. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 221.00   Web: $ 198.90
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  7. Strategy, Innovation and the Theory of the Firm

    Strategy, Innovation and the Theory of the Firm

    David J. Teece
    David Teece is one of the leading thinkers on issues of strategic management, particularly the importance of dynamic capabilities for organizations in industries undergoing change. This collection of his papers explores ideas of both theoretical and practical significance. Topics addressed include the development and elaboration of the dynamic capabilities framework, with an emphasis on the orchestration of resources both inside and outside the firm to capture value. Another area of focus is the theoretical and conceptual understanding of the essence of the firm. In an era of global specialization, mainstream theories about contracts and production functions fall short of the reality that managers confront every day. David Teece’s understanding of these realities is well reflected and clearly articulated in this book. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 206.00   Web: $ 185.40
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  8. Economic Organization, Industrial Dynamics and Development

    Economic Organization, Industrial Dynamics and Development

    Giovanni Dosi
    This volume collects some of Giovanni Dosi’s most important publications in the new millennium, following his earlier 2000 collection, Innovation, Organization and Economic Dynamics. It begins by offering quite a few advances in the analysis of individual learning in evolving environments, and of organizational structures and learning, thereby contributing to an emerging knowledge-centred theory of the firm and to a related theory of production. A second group of papers addresses the workings of markets, the importance of their institutional architectures, their diverse effectiveness as selection devices, and the evolutionary patterns of demand formation. A third set of chapters continues the exploration of the characteristics, drivers and performance outcomes of industrial evolution. The fourth part of the book is a reassessment of the role of history and path dependence in evolutionary processes. Finally, Part five addresses both the empirics and the modelling of the processes of growth and development nested into coupled evolution of technologies, corporate organizations and institutions Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 253.00   Web: $ 227.70
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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  9. Handbook of Research on Venture Capital: Volume 2

    Handbook of Research on Venture Capital: Volume 2

    Edited by Hans Landström, Colin Mason
    This Handbook charts the development of venture capital research in light of the global financial crisis, starting with an analysis of the current venture capital market and the changing nature of the business angel market. Looking at governance structures; the performance of venture capitalists in terms of investments, economic impact and human capital; geographical organization of business angels and venture capital global ‘hotspots’; this book also analyses the current state of venture capital research and offers a roadmap for the future. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 206.00   Web: $ 185.40
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  10. Innovation, Global Change and Territorial Resilience

    Innovation, Global Change and Territorial Resilience

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Mario Davide Parrilli, José Luis Curbelo
    Localized creativity, small high-tech entrepreneurship, related innovation platforms, social capital embedded in dynamically open territorial communities and context-specific though continuously upgrading policy platforms are all means to face new challenges and to promote increased absorptive capacity within local and national territories. The contributors illustrate that these capabilities are much needed in the current globalized economy as a path towards sustainability and for creating new opportunities for their inhabitants. They analyse the challenges and development prospects of local/regional production systems internally, across territories, and in terms of their potential and territorial connectivity which can help exploit opportunities for proactive policy actions. This is increasingly relevant in the current climate, in which the balanced allocation of resources and opportunities, particularly for SMEs, cannot be expected to be the automatic result of the working of the market. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 217.00   Web: $ 195.30
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  11. Managing Open Innovation

    Managing Open Innovation

    André Spithoven, Peter Teirlinck, Dirk Frantzen
    Open innovation is about firms’ external relations with other firms and organisations. It is a topic which has attracted an immense amount of attention, but which has also been heavily criticised due to the diversity of the ideas and fuzziness of its key concepts. To date, the bulk of the literature on open innovation draws on case study material to illustrate the operation of firms in an anecdotal way. By contrast, this book examines open innovation practices by using large-scale datasets and stresses their impact on firm performance. The authors examine four key issues: differences between firms in open innovation practices, public funding to enhance external relations, R&D outsourcing of firms, and the role of human resources in R&D and innovation. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  12. Technology Market Transactions

    Technology Market Transactions

    Frank Tietze
    Frank Tietze delivers an in-depth discussion of the impact of empirical results upon transaction cost theory, and in so doing, provides the means for better understanding technology transaction processes in general, and auctions in particular. Substantiating transaction cost theory with empirical auction data, the author goes on to explore how governance structures need to be designed for effective distributed innovation processes. He concludes that the auction mechanism is a viable transaction model, and illustrates that the auction design, as currently operated by market intermediaries, requires thorough adjustments. Various options for possible improvements are subsequently prescribed. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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  17. Law and Economics of Innovation

    Law and Economics of Innovation

    Edited by Eli M. Salzberger
    This authoritative volume includes a selection of seminal articles published in the emerging field of technological progress and innovation. The first part of the book is dedicated to the economics of innovation, while the following parts include important papers in various legal areas that focus on innovation. The legal fields covered by the collection include intellectual property, torts, competition law and regulation. Along with an original introduction by Professor Salzberger, this comprehensive book will be useful to researchers, students and legal practitioners who are interested in innovation and is a must in any research library. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 492.00   Web: $ 442.80
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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