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  1. Advanced Introduction to National Innovation Systems

    Advanced Introduction to National Innovation Systems

    Cristina Chaminade, Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Shagufta Haneef
    Since its emergence in the 1980s the national innovation system (NIS) concept has become widely used by scholars and policymakers alike. In the course of its rapid diffusion it has provoked controversy on fundamental issues. Where did NIS emerge? What is the theoretical core of the concept? Is it actually a scientific concept or simply a buzz-word? How useful is it in terms of low income countries? How does the national innovation system relate to economic, social and environmental sustainable development? Is it meaningful to study national systems in a globalizing economy? What are the legitimate policy implications? This book provides an in depth analysis of all these questions as well as recommending future avenues of research. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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    2018   Paperback Price: $ 24.95   Web: $ 19.96
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  2. Cities and Sustainable Technology Transitions

    Cities and Sustainable Technology Transitions

    Edited by Marina van Geenhuizen, J. Adam Holbrook, Mozhdeh Taheri
    This enlightening book elucidates the leadership challenges of various cities in emerging transitions towards higher levels of sustainability. It examines elements of three socio-technical systems, energy, transport and healthcare, while addressing technology invention, commercialization, mass-production and adoption. The book breaks new ground in the analysis of topical issues such as local ‘cradle’ conditions, incentive schemes, niche-development, living labs, impact bonds, grass-roots intermediation and adaptive policy making. It offers a broad coverage of global systems of cities, with a particular focus on Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, China, Korea, Japan, the US and Canada. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  3. The New Global Politics of Science

    The New Global Politics of Science

    Mats Benner
    Science has become a central political concern with massive increases in public investments and expectations, but resources are embedded in a complex web of societal expectations, which vary between countries and regions. This book outlines an insightful understanding of science policy as both concerning the governance of science itself (priority-setting, funding, organization and articulation with polity, society, and economy) and its extra-organizational connections, in terms of higher education, innovation and national policy concerns. Learn More
    August 2018   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  4. The Revolution in Energy Technology

    The Revolution in Energy Technology

    Jorge Niosi, Xue Han
    The solar photovoltaic sector is moving forward very fast, both in terms of its own technological advancement and its standing among global renewable energy technologies. Rapid increases in solar cell efficiencies, fast technical change in solar batteries and solar glass, and economies of scale in production fuel its rapid adoption and it is becoming clear that existing forecasts about its adoption need to be updated extensively. This timely and distinctive examination of the economic side of the field takes into account solar PV’s recent and growing lead among renewable energies competing to replace fossil fuels. Learn More
    November 2018   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  5. Handbook on Resilience of Socio-Technical Systems

    Handbook on Resilience of Socio-Technical Systems

    Edited by Matthias Ruth, Stefan Goessling-Reisemann
    The goal to improve the resilience of social systems – communities and their economies – is increasingly adopted by decision makers. This unique and comprehensive Handbook focuses on the interdependencies of these social systems and the technologies that support them. Special attention is given to the ways in which resilience is conceptualized by different disciplines, how resilience may be assessed, and how resilience strategies are implemented. Case illustrations are presented throughout to aid understanding. Learn More
    January 2019   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  6. Advanced Introduction to Regional Innovation Systems

    Advanced Introduction to Regional Innovation Systems

    Bjørn T. Asheim, Arne Isaksen, Michaela Trippl
    Over the past 25 years, the regional innovation system (RIS) approach has become a powerful framework for explaining the uneven geographical distribution of innovation in space as well as for developing policies geared towards boosting the innovation capability of regional economies. This Advanced Introduction provides a critical review and discussion of research on RIS to answer a set of core questions covering the origins of the concept and its theoretical underpinnings to the challenges for future scholarly work on RIS. Learn More
    January 2019   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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    January 2019   Paperback Price: $ 24.95   Web: $ 19.96
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