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  1. 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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  2. Creating Wealth from Knowledge

    Creating Wealth from Knowledge

    Edited by John Bessant, Tim Venables
    This book illustrates that, although innovation has always mattered in economic development, simply increasing expenditure in creating knowledge may not be the answer: we need to look at the whole system through which such knowledge translates to value creation. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 68.00   Web: $ 54.40
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  3. Small Country Innovation Systems

    Small Country Innovation Systems

    Edited by Charles Edquist, Leif Hommen
    This major book presents case studies of ten small country national systems of innovation (NSIs) in Europe and Asia, namely, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden and Taiwan. These cases have been carefully selected as examples of success within the context of globalization and as ‘new economies’ where competition is increasingly based on innovation. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 243.00   Web: $ 218.70
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  4. Understanding Technological Innovation

    Understanding Technological Innovation

    Patrice Flichy
    How do the social sciences address the question of innovation and the relationship between technology and use? This is the core point of this book which examines critically diverse works, in sociology, history, economics and anthropology, in order to formulate a new approach. This reflection is essentially of a general nature, though the cases used to illustrate the analysis are drawn primarily from the field of ICT. Patrice Flichy studies how the socio-technological actions of the different actors, particularly designers and users, are organized within the same frames of reference. He also introduces a new element into the model by demonstrating how time is involved in technological choices. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  5. Public or Private Economies of Knowledge?

    Public or Private Economies of Knowledge?

    Mark Harvey, Andrew McMeekin
    This book presents an analytical framework for understanding the shifting ‘great divide’ in capitalist economies of knowledge. The authors develop a novel economic sociology of innovation, based on the ‘instituted economic process’ approach. By focusing on economies of knowledge, they seek to demonstrate that capitalism is multi-modal at its core, with interdependent growth of market and non-market modes of production, distribution, exchange and use. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  6. Universities and Strategic Knowledge Creation

    Universities and Strategic Knowledge Creation

    Edited by Andrea Bonaccorsi, Cinzia Daraio
    Although the role of universities in the knowledge society is increasingly significant, there remains a severe lack of systematic quantitative evidence at the micro-level, with virtually all policy discussion based on country level statistics or case studies. This book redresses the balance by examining original data from universities in six European countries – Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 208.00   Web: $ 187.20
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  7. Governing Transformative Technological Innovation

    Governing Transformative Technological Innovation

    Peter W.B. Phillips
    New technologies often appear to be beyond the control of any existing governing systems. This is especially true for transformative technologies such as information technologies, biotechnologies and nanotechnologies. Peter Phillips examines in this book the deep governing structures of transformative technology and innovation in an effort to identify which actors can be expected to act when, under what conditions and to what effect. He analyzes the life cycles of an array of examples where converging technologies have created transformations and supervisory challenges. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  8. The Learning Region

    The Learning Region

    Edited by Roel Rutten, Frans Boekema
    The aim of this book is to present a much-needed conceptualization of ‘the learning region’. The editors scrutinize key concepts and issues surrounding this phenomenon, which are then discussed in the context of recent literature. This unique conceptualization of the learning region presents a state of the art exploration of theories. Leading scholars from across Europe, the USA and South Africa draw upon various disciplines to explain how regional actors perform regional learning. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  9. High-Tech Entrepreneurship in Asia

    High-Tech Entrepreneurship in Asia

    Marina Yue Zhang, Mark Dodgson
    The option for consumers to make payments for services and products via mobile telephones has created a dynamic new industry. High-Tech Entrepreneurship in Asia illustrates how small, entrepreneurial firms in Asia have devised and produced innovations crucial for this industry’s development. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  10. Industrial Ecology and Spaces of Innovation

    Industrial Ecology and Spaces of Innovation

    Edited by Ken Green, Sally Randles
    This book explores the disciplinary interfaces and practical implications of working across the two disciplines of industrial ecology (IE) and innovation studies (IS). Both disciplines have something to say about instigating environmental improvement and more sustainable futures. IE is predicated on the idea that social and economic systems mirror, or should be made to mirror, natural ecological systems. Proponents of IE devise models and techniques to trace material and energy resource flows as they move through social and economic systems. They propose policy and management improvements to increase the resource efficiency of such systems. By contrast, IS researchers work with the idea that innovation is a dynamic activity, vital to social and economic change and is shaped by a range of actors in industry, in government and in households. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  11. National Innovation, Indicators and Policy

    National Innovation, Indicators and Policy

    Edited by Louise Earl, Fred Gault
    This book takes stock of what is known about the process of innovation and its effects, and the policy interventions that influence both. It provides insights into future research required to support evidence-based policy-making and makes clear the need to take a systems approach to the analysis of innovation, its outcomes and its impacts. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  12. Understanding the Dynamics of a Knowledge Economy

    Understanding the Dynamics of a Knowledge Economy

    Edited by Wilfred Dolfsma, Luc Soete
    The ‘knowledge economy’ is a concept commonly deemed too ambiguous and elusive to hold any significance in current economic debate. This valuable book seeks to refute that myth. Presenting an important collection of views, from a number of leading scholars, this innovative volume visibly demonstrates that knowledge and information are a prime resource in driving the dynamics of an economy. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  13. Technological Superpower China

    Technological Superpower China

    Jon Sigurdson, Jiang Jiang, Xinxin Kong, Yongzhong Wang, Yuli Tang
    Technological Superpower China explores how China is becoming a technological superpower within the global economy by integrating its national R&D programmes with the innovation systems of national and international corporations. Jon Sigurdson provides a thorough and comprehensive analysis of China’s knowledge foundation in technology and R&D following its dynamic march forward in the early 1980s. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  14. Technological Change and Economic Catch-up

    Technological Change and Economic Catch-up

    Edited by Grazia D. Santangelo
    This book tackles the issue of technological and economic catch-up by examining the role that public research institutions and local policy play in the promotion of this process by fostering local science–technology linkages with incoming foreign-owned multinationals. Although the book comprises various techno-socio-economic contexts and different methodological perspectives, the authors share the idea that public research, educational and political institutions provide capabilities in basic research and training of highly skilled labour, while private corporations establish networking connections with scientific and professional communities (and therefore access to knowledge and contacts) in other parts of the world. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  15. Handbook on the Knowledge Economy

    Handbook on the Knowledge Economy

    Edited by David Rooney, Greg Hearn, Abraham Ninan
    This fascinating Handbook defines how knowledge contributes to social and economic life, and vice versa. It considers the five areas critical to acquiring a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge economy: the nature of the knowledge economy; social, cooperative, cultural, creative, ethical and intellectual capital; knowledge and innovation systems; policy analysis for knowledge-based economies; and knowledge management. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 215.00   Web: $ 193.50
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  16. Innovation and Institutions

    Innovation and Institutions

    Edited by Steven Casper, Frans van Waarden
    Innovation and Institutions is an extensive elaboration on the make up of systems of innovation. It examines why some countries are more innovative than others, why national styles of innovation differ, and goes on to explore why some countries make radical innovations but fail to successfully market them, whilst others making incremental innovations have more commercial success. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  17. Technological Transitions and System Innovations

    Technological Transitions and System Innovations

    Frank W. Geels
    This important book addresses how long term and large scale shifts from one socio-technical system to another come about, using insights from evolutionary economics, sociology of technology and innovation studies. These major changes involve not just technological changes, but also changes in markets, regulation, culture, industrial networks and infrastructure. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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