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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
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  4. 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
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  5. Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation

    Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation

    Edited by Philip Shapira, Stefan Kuhlmann
    Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation presents US and European experiences and insights on the evaluation of policies and programs to foster research, innovation, and technology (RIT). In recent years, policymakers have promoted RIT policies to accelerate scientific and technological development in emerging fields, encourage new patterns of research collaboration and commercialization and enhance national and regional economic competitiveness. At the same time, budgetary pressures and new public management approaches have strengthened demands for RIT performance measurement and evaluation. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  6. Changing Governance of Research and Technology Policy

    Changing Governance of Research and Technology Policy

    Edited by Jakob Edler, Stefan Kuhlmann, Maria Behrens
    Europe’s research and technology system is about to change with the introduction of a novel approach, labelled ‘European Research Area’ (ERA). This concept makes an attempt to break with the established mode of governance in Europe and seeks to advance European research collaboration and co-ordinate national research policies. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Innovation, Competence Building and Social Cohesion in Europe

    Innovation, Competence Building and Social Cohesion in Europe

    Edited by Pedro Conceição, Manuel V. Heitor, Bengt-Åke Lundvall
    It is almost universally accepted that we are moving increasingly towards an information society, where knowledge and learning are the new currency of power. This book seeks to challenge this axiom by looking in more detail at the subtle relationships between knowledge and social development. The editors are at pains to differentiate the process of knowledge creation from the simple accumulation of knowledge. The original contributions within this book are aimed at capturing new socio-economic trends and finding policy strategies promoting the learning society in Europe through joint efforts and integrated actions on innovation, competence building and social cohesion. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  10. 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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  11. The Evolution of Scientific Knowledge

    The Evolution of Scientific Knowledge

    Edited by Hans S. Jensen, Lykke M. Ricard, Morten T. Vendelø
    The Evolution of Scientific Knowledge aims to reach a unique understanding of science with the help of economic and sociological theories. They use institutional and evolutionary theories and the sociological theories draw from the type of work on social studies of science that have, in recent decades, transformed our picture of science and technology. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  12. Public Policy in Knowledge-Based Economies

    Public Policy in Knowledge-Based Economies

    David Rooney, Greg Hearn, Thomas Mandeville, Richard Joseph
    The purpose of this book is to illustrate how these social and cultural conditions are identified and analysed through new conceptual frameworks. Such frameworks are necessary to penetrate the surface features of knowledge-based economies – science and technology – and disclose what drives such economies. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. 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
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  14. The Internet and Mobile Telecommunications System of Innovation

    The Internet and Mobile Telecommunications System of Innovation

    Edited by Charles Edquist
    This book examines the ‘new’ areas of telecommunications technology, focusing particularly on fixed data communications (including the internet) and mobile telecommunications (including the mobile internet). A sectoral systems of innovation approach is used as a conceptual framework for the analysis of the telecommunications sector, in terms of equipment, access and content. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  15. Innovation, Technology Policy and Regional Development

    Innovation, Technology Policy and Regional Development

    Edited by Tim Turpin, Xielin Liu, Sam Garrett-Jones, Peter Burns
    This book is the result of a comparative investigation that contrasts micro-systems of innovation in several regions of China and Australia – two vastly different countries in terms of traditions, industry structures, political systems and economic organisation. Six regional studies comprehensively document the experiences of firms engaged in product or process innovation. The book also examines the institutions that support research and development and the impact of government policies on innovation in each of the regions studied. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  16. 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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  17. 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
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  18. Shaping Technology, Guiding Policy

    Shaping Technology, Guiding Policy

    Edited by Knut H. Sørensen, Robin Williams
    This book makes significant advances in analysing the relationship between technology and society. It highlights both the policy implications of this relationship and new possibilities for intervention by government, policymakers, managers and the public. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 173.00   Web: $ 155.70
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  19. 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
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  20. Research and Innovation Policies in the New Global Economy

    Research and Innovation Policies in the New Global Economy

    Edited by Philippe Larédo, Philippe Mustar
    The book analyses the evolution of research and innovation policies in the world’s leading countries. The last decade has witnessed a radical transformation of the landscape shaped after World War II, as described in the seminal collection edited by Richard Nelson in the early 1990s. Even though national systems have inherited different institutional arrangements and trajectories, analyses show three major converging trends in their public policies. There has been a retraction from support to large firms and programmes and a shift toward small to medium enterprises and the innovation infrastructure; the focus on public research and training capabilities is growing; and there has been a redesign of public intervention with the growing role of regions and states on one hand and multinational authorities on the other, particularly in the European Union. Learn More
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