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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Science, Technology Policy and the Diffusion of Knowledge

    Science, Technology Policy and the Diffusion of Knowledge

    Edited by Tim Turpin, Venni V. Krishna
    The Asia Pacific has emerged as one of the most dynamic regions in the world, presenting a variety of social and economic experiences and responses to global pressures. In this book twelve country case studies explore the ways in which national science, technology and innovation policies are evolving in response to globalization. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Innovation Strategies in Interdependent States

    Innovation Strategies in Interdependent States

    John de la Mothe
    Examining the issues facing smaller regions and countries, John de la Mothe explores how innovation, strategy and interdependence shape their performance, competition, and futures. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. The Crisis of Innovation in Water and Wastewater

    The Crisis of Innovation in Water and Wastewater

    Duncan A. Thomas, Roger R. Ford
    This significant new book highlights a little acknowledged but potentially catastrophic crisis of innovation in the global water sector, which institutions and industries are frighteningly ill-equipped to tackle or even accept. It suggests potential new technology and policy approaches to overcome both current and future problems. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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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. Social Learning in Technological Innovation

    Social Learning in Technological Innovation

    Robin Williams, James Stewart, Roger Slack
    This book explores the innovation processes involved in the application and use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) at work and in everyday life. These are analysed through an unparalleled set of 23 European case studies, which, uniquely, address both the design/development and the implementation of ICT applications across the cultural, civic information and education sectors. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  19. 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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  20. The Past and Future of America’s Economy

    The Past and Future of America’s Economy

    Robert D. Atkinson
    Robert Atkinson examines this process of change over the past 150 years and explores the responses of people and institutions. The book then analyzes today’s New Economy, including the new information technology system, and effects on markets, organizations, workers, and governance. Taking into account the historical record, the book discusses the shortcomings of prevailing liberal and conservative economic doctrines and lays out a new growth economics agenda aimed at maximizing the productivity-enhancing forces of the New Economy. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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