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  1. Technology, Knowledge and the Firm

    Technology, Knowledge and the Firm

    Edited by Ken Green, Marcela Miozzo, Paul Dewick
    There is a long-standing tradition of research that highlights the importance of differences in the organizational and technological capabilities of firms and their effect on economic performance. This book expands on this theme by exploring the role of knowledge and innovation in firm strategy and industrial change. Underlying the volume is the belief that firms have distinctive methods of operation and that these processes have a strong element of continuity. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  2. Foreign Firms, Technological Capabilities and Economic Performance

    Foreign Firms, Technological Capabilities and Economic Performance

    Rajah Rasiah
    This book employs novel techniques to compare technological capabilities and economic performance in seven countries at varying stages of industrial development: Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, South Africa and Uganda. The author uses a methodology drawn from the technology capability framework, but extensively adapts and simplifies it to extract common cross-industry parameters for statistical analysis. He employs the framework to compare the technological, local sourcing and performance dynamics of foreign and local firms in a variety of industries. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  3. System Innovation and the Transition to Sustainability

    System Innovation and the Transition to Sustainability

    Edited by Boelie Elzen, Frank W. Geels, Ken Green
    This book considers two main questions: how do system innovations or transitions come about and how can they be influenced by different actors, in particular by governments. The authors identify the theories which can be used to conceptualise the dynamics of system innovations and discuss the weaknesses in these theories. They also look at the lessons which can be learned from historical examples of transitions, and highlight the instruments and policy tools which can be used to stimulate future system innovations towards sustainability. The expert contributors address these questions using insights from a variety of different disciplines including innovation studies, evolutionary economics, the sociology of technology, environmental analysis and governance studies. The book concludes with an extensive summary of the results and practical suggestions for future research. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  4. Creative Knowledge Environments

    Creative Knowledge Environments

    Edited by Sven Hemlin, Carl Martin Allwood, Ben R. Martin
    Although there is an ever increasing demand for new technology and innovations in the economy and society in general, we currently know little about the conditions for stimulating creativity in relation to research and innovative activity. This book fills a significant gap in the literature by examining the environmental factors that encourage creative working processes for research and innovation. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  5. Innovation in Construction

    Innovation in Construction

    Marcela Miozzo, Paul Dewick
    This book deals with some of the most important questions in innovation research such as the role of corporate governance, national systems of innovation, and government regulation in the development and adoption of innovations. In particular, it presents new evidence on the factors which shape innovation in construction by drawing on extensive interviews with construction firms across Europe. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  6. European Collaboration in Research and Development

    European Collaboration in Research and Development

    Edited by Yannis Caloghirou, Nicholas S. Vonortas, Stavros Ioannides
    The contributions collected in this volume focus explicitly on cooperative R&D in Europe. The first part of the book offers empirical evidence on the extent, scope and direction of this collaboration and explores the motives and problems of the participating firms, as well as the perceived benefits they have enjoyed. The second part deals with the difficult policy issues that diverse national R&D regimes create for successful cooperative research and international convergence. The extensive survey results of European firms allow the authors to compare collaborative research policies in various EU countries and contrast the policy design that has emerged in the EU with that of the USA. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  7. Embracing the Knowledge Economy

    Embracing the Knowledge Economy

    Edited by Gerd Schienstock
    In an astonishingly short period of time, Finland has developed into one of the world’s leading knowledge societies whilst retaining a comprehensive welfare state. The book traces this rapid transformation from a resource-based to a knowledge-based society. The authors describe the country’s strengths and weaknesses in the new economy and demonstrate how Finland has been able to catch-up with the leading industrial countries by exploiting new techno-organizational opportunities. Experts from different fields provide rich empirical material on Finnish industries, firms, regions and institutions, and the role they have played in the transformation process. The book also details the business and economic restructuring which was required, and explores new trends in the country's science, technology and innovation policy. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  8. Knowledge and Innovation for Development

    Knowledge and Innovation for Development

    Francisco Sagasti
    This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the many different issues related to the Sisyphean task of building science and technology capabilities in developing countries. It attempts to answer crucial questions including: how can knowledge be utilized to improve the human condition, and how can we bridge the growing knowledge divide between those who produce and use modern science and technology – and those who do not? Learn More
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  9. Local Enterprises in the Global Economy

    Local Enterprises in the Global Economy

    Edited by Hubert Schmitz
    This book opens a fresh chapter in the debate on local enterprise clusters and their strategies for upgrading in the global economy. The authors employ a novel conceptual framework in their research on industrial clusters in Europe, Latin America and Asia and provide new perspectives and insights for researchers and policymakers alike. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  10. European Policies for a Knowledge Economy

    European Policies for a Knowledge Economy

    Maria João Rodrigues
    European Policies for a Knowledge Economy explores the information society and research and education policies which are being combined to build a stronger knowledge base, and enhance the growth potential of Europe via economic reforms, enterprise and innovation policies. The author ascertains that the European social model should be reformed by investing in people, improving welfare provision and fighting new forms of social exclusion. She goes on to argue that macroeconomic policies will help to advance these structural changes. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  11. Systems of Innovation and Development

    Systems of Innovation and Development

    Edited by José E. Cassiolato, Helena M.M. Lastres, Maria Lucia Maciel
    This significant book demonstrates how the ‘systems of innovation’ approach can be utilised to understand the complex interactions between innovation and growth which, in turn, can enhance the prospects of developing nations. Systems of Innovation and Development confronts the challenges and opportunities of the knowledge era, focusing particularly on the new conditions for industrial and technological advancement. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 273.00   Web: $ 245.70
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  12. Regional Innovation Policy for Small-Medium Enterprises

    Regional Innovation Policy for Small-Medium Enterprises

    Edited by Bjørn T. Asheim, Arne Isaksen, Claire Nauwelaers, Franz Tödtling
    This book provides an extensive evaluation of the numerous policy instruments used by regional governments in Europe to promote innovation activity in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The instruments are compared and benchmarked in order to identify ‘good practice’, in an effort to bridge the gap between the theory of regional innovation and real-world policy implementation. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  13. The Innovation Policy of the European Union

    The Innovation Policy of the European Union

    Susana Borrás
    Adopting a strong interdisciplinary approach, the author skilfully examines the politics and economics of the new innovation policy of the EU, addressing such diverse topics as research and knowledge production, the changing regime of intellectual property rights, building the information society, standard setting, risk assessment and the social sustainability of innovation. The conclusions pose many theoretical questions which will require further research, most notably the extent to which EU innovation policy underpins a European system of innovation. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  14. Science and Innovation

    Science and Innovation

    Edited by Aldo Geuna, Ammon J. Salter, W. Edward Steinmueller
    This book re-examines the rationale for public policy, concluding that the prevailing ‘public knowledge’ model is evolving towards a networked or distributed model of knowledge production and use in which public and private institutions play complementary roles. It provides a set of tools and models to assess the impact of the new network model of funding and governance, and argues that governments need to adapt their funding and administrative priorities and procedures to support the emergence and healthy growth of research networks. The book goes on to explain that interdependencies and complementarities in the production and distribution of knowledge require a new and more contextual, flexible and complex approach to government funding, monitoring and assessment. Learn More
    2004   Paperback Price: $ 83.00   Web: $ 66.40
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  15. Government, Innovation and Technology Policy

    Government, Innovation and Technology Policy

    Sunil Mani
    This unique book offers a comprehensive analysis of the changing role of government with respect to domestic technology development in eight countries in both the developed and the developing world. The author distinguishes between those countries which can be classed as creators of new technologies (Japan, Korea and Israel) and those which possess the potential to create new technologies (Singapore, Malaysia, India, South Africa and Brazil). Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  16. Innovation, Growth and Social Cohesion

    Innovation, Growth and Social Cohesion

    Bengt-Åke Lundvall
    Written by the scholar who, together with Chris Freeman, first introduced the concept of the innovation system, this book brings the literature an important step forward. Based upon extraordinarily rich empirical material, it shows how and why competence building and innovation are crucial for economic growth and competitiveness in the current era. It also provides a case study of a small, very successful European economy combining wealth creation with social cohesion. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  17. The New Knowledge Economy in Europe

    The New Knowledge Economy in Europe

    Edited by Maria João Rodrigues
    Knowledge is fast becoming one of the main sources of wealth, yet it can also become a source of inequalities. The New Knowledge Economy in Europe attempts to determine whether it is possible to hasten the transition towards a knowledge-based economy and enhance competitiveness with increased employment and improved social cohesion across Europe. The book is an amalgamation of the scientific and political agendas which led to the European strategy for the knowledge-based economy adopted by the European Union. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  18. Technology and the Future of European Employment

    Technology and the Future of European Employment

    Edited by Pascal Petit, Luc Soete
    What is the potential of the new information and communication technologies? This book assesses the relationship between technological change and employment in all its dimensions, focusing on contemporary economies in Europe. The authors discuss patterns of growth, and the type of employment that countries might expect to be created following the introduction of these new technologies. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 234.00   Web: $ 210.60
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  19. Technology and the Market

    Technology and the Market

    Edited by Rod Coombs, Ken Green, Albert Richards, Vivien Walsh
    The interplay between demand from the market, the role of users in shaping that demand, and the way in which these factors influence the innovation process has always been a complex one. This forward thinking book examines this interplay from a technological change perspective. The contributors explore the potential for rapprochement between economics, sociological and other social science disciplines in considering the allocation of resources and the making of decisions about technological change. The papers within this book represent a judicious blend of theory and empirical research and look at a broad range of innovations, markets and technologies in medicine, agricultural and food production, services and IT. Technology and the Market raises the question of the many ‘visible hands’ that are involved in linking technology and the market together. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  20. Knowledge Flows in National Systems of Innovation

    Knowledge Flows in National Systems of Innovation

    Edited by Roberto López-Martínez, Andrea Piccaluga
    The search for the key to economic growth has proved elusive and contentious. This book uses new empirical evidence to propose an integrated approach for achieving strong industrial and technological capabilities to form the basis for regional and national economic development. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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