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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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