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  1. Nanotechnology for a Sustainable World

    Nanotechnology for a Sustainable World

    Thomas Faunce
    Does humanity have a moral obligation to emphasise nanotechnology’s role in addressing the critical public health and environmental problems of our age? This well crafted book explores this idea by analysing the prospects for a macroscience nanotechnology-for-environmental sustainability project in areas such as food, water and energy supply, medicine, healthcare, peace and security. Developing and applying an innovative science-based view of natural law underpinning a global social contract, it considers some of the key scientific and governance challenges such a global project may face. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  2. Inverse Infrastructures

    Inverse Infrastructures

    Edited by Tineke M. Egyedi, Donna C. Mehos
    The notion of inverse infrastructures – that is, bottom-up, user-driven, self-organizing networks – gives us a fresh perspective on the omnipresent infrastructure systems that support our economy and structure our way of living. This fascinating book considers the emergence of inverse infrastructures as a new phenomenon that will have a vast impact on consumers, industry and policy. Using a wide range of theories, from institutional economics to complex adaptive systems, it explores the mechanisms and incentives for the rise of these alternatives to large-scale infrastructures and points to their potential disruptive effect on conventional markets and governance models. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  3. Intellectual Property and Emerging Technologies

    Intellectual Property and Emerging Technologies

    Edited by Matthew Rimmer, Alison McLennan
    This unique and comprehensive collection investigates the challenges posed to intellectual property by recent paradigm shifts in biology. It explores the legal ramifications of emerging technologies, such as genomics, synthetic biology, stem cell research, nanotechnology, and biodiscovery. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 206.00   Web: $ 185.40
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  4. Regulation and the Performance of Communication and Information Networks

    Regulation and the Performance of Communication and Information Networks

    Edited by Gerald R. Faulhaber, Gary Madden, Jeffrey Petchey
    Digital markets worldwide are in rapid flux. The Internet and World Wide Web have traditionally evolved in a largely deregulated environment, but recently governments have shown great interest in this rapidly developing sector and are imposing regulations for a variety of reasons that are changing the shape of these industries. This book explores why the industrial organization of broadband ISPs, Internet backbone providers and content/application providers are in such turmoil. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  5. Improving Energy Efficiency through Technology

    Improving Energy Efficiency through Technology

    Edited by Raymond J.G.M. Florax, Henri L.F. de Groot, Peter Mulder
    This innovative book explores the adoption of energy-saving technologies and their impact on energy efficiency improvements. It contains a mix of theoretical and empirical contributions, and combines and compares economic and physical indicators to monitor and analyse trends in energy efficiency. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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  6. Networks, Complexity and Internet Regulation

    Networks, Complexity and Internet Regulation

    Andrés Guadamuz
    Complexity theory as a subject has gained increasing prominence across numerous disciplines including physics, biology, sociology and economics. Large interconnected systems such as the Internet display a number of inherent architectural characteristics deeming them well-suited to the study of complex dynamic networks. This important book uses various network science-based tools to explore the contentious issue of Internet regulation. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  7. Copyright Law and the Progress of Science and the Useful Arts

    Copyright Law and the Progress of Science and the Useful Arts

    Alina Ng
    The American Constitution empowers Congress to enact copyright laws to ‘promote the progress of science and the useful arts’. This book offers the first in-depth analysis of the connection between copyright law as a legal institution and the constitutional goal of promoting social and cultural advancement. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  8. International Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences

    International Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences

    Edited by Marian V Jones, Colin Wheeler, Pavlos Dimitratos
    In this thought-provoking book, leading experts explore why international entrepreneurship is important to the life sciences industry. From multi-disciplinary and cross-national perspectives, they question why international entrepreneurship scholars might usefully invest interest in research focused on one specific industry context. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  9. Intellectual Property and Climate Change

    Intellectual Property and Climate Change

    Matthew Rimmer
    In the wake of the international summits in Copenhagen and Cancún, there is an urgent need to consider the role of intellectual property law in encouraging research, development, and diffusion of clean technologies to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. This book charts the patent landscapes and legal conflicts emerging in a range of fields of innovation – including renewable forms of energy, such as solar power, wind power, and geothermal energy; as well as biofuels, green chemistry, green vehicles, energy efficiency, and smart grids. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 212.00   Web: $ 190.80
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  10. The Power of Networks

    The Power of Networks

    Mikkel Flyverbom
    With an ever-growing number of users, the Internet is central to the processes of globalization, cultural formations, social encounters and economic development. These aside, it is also fast becoming an important political domain. Struggles over disclosure, access and regulation are only the most visible signs that the Internet is quickly becoming a site of fierce political conflict involving states, technical groups, business and civil society. As the debate over the global politics of the Internet intensifies, this book will be a valuable guide for anyone seeking to understand the emergence, organization and shape of this new issue. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  11. Technology, Natural Resources and Economic Growth

    Technology, Natural Resources and Economic Growth

    Shunsuke Managi
    Through a combination of global data analysis and focused country level analysis, this timely book provides answers to the most pertinent country and industry specific questions defining the current relationship between technology, natural resources and economic growth. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  12. The Economic Impact of Digital Technologies

    The Economic Impact of Digital Technologies

    Edited by Paolo Guerrieri, Sara Bentivegna
    The Economic Impact of Digital Technologies offers a profoundly illuminating examination of ICT transformations in Europe and its critical role in greater social inequality. It presents scholars and policy makers with original and practical tools to benchmark and assess the ICT diffusion and inclusion process. The core message of the book is that a coherent European strategy for embedding ICT technologies in society is long overdue. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 143.00   Web: $ 128.70
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  13. Global Perspectives on Technology Transfer and Commercialization

    Global Perspectives on Technology Transfer and Commercialization

    Edited by John Sibley Butler, David V. Gibson
    As we move further into the 21st century, increasing emphasis is being placed on the importance of technology transfer. Through new research and practices, scholars, practitioners and policymakers have made great strides in broadening our understanding and ability to implement technology transfer and commercialization processes. The fruit of that research is collected in this timely volume. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  14. Knowledge Transfer and Technology Diffusion

    Knowledge Transfer and Technology Diffusion

    Edited by Paul L. Robertson, David Jacobson
    This important book is about the origins and diffusion of innovation, in theory and in practice. The practice draws on a variety of industries, from electronics to eyewear, from furniture to mechatronics, in a range of economies including Europe, the USA and China. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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  15. Shaping China’s Innovation Future

    Shaping China’s Innovation Future

    John L. Orcutt, Hong Shen
    Shaping China’s Innovation Future employs a thorough analysis of a combination of factors including: the role of law and China’s legal system; economic theory and the development of China’s economy; China’s educational, intellectual property, and financial systems; China’s innovation capacity; and Chinese culture. Though the recommendations on how to improve China’s technology commercialization system are unique to China, the scope of the research makes the conclusions found here applicable to other countries facing similar challenges. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  16. Innovation and Economic Development

    Innovation and Economic Development

    Edited by Mario Cimoli, André A. Hofman, Nanno Mulder
    Information and communication technologies (ICT) are spreading fast across Latin America and the Caribbean. This trend has brought about important economic and social changes, which have largely gone unmeasured until recently. Here, analysts from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean along with other distinguished scholars in the field of ICT, growth and productivity provide theoretical and empirical insights to the debate on the role of ICT in economic development. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  17. Technological Learning in the Energy Sector

    Technological Learning in the Energy Sector

    Edited by Martin Junginger, Wilfried van Sark, André Faaij
    Technological learning is a key driver behind the improvement of energy technologies and subsequent reduction of production costs. Understanding how and why production costs for energy technologies decline, and whether they will continue to do so in the future, is of crucial importance for policy makers, industrial stakeholders and scientists alike. This timely and informative book therefore provides a comprehensive review of technological development and cost reductions for renewable energy, clean fossil fuel and energy-efficient demand-side technologies. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 157.00   Web: $ 141.30
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  18. International Science and Technology Cooperation in a Globalized World

    International Science and Technology Cooperation in a Globalized World

    Edited by Heiko Prange-Gstöhl
    In a globalized knowledge-economy, the European Union (EU) needs a new approach to its international science and technology (S&T) policies by focusing on improved coherence across the different tiers of government and by demonstrating leadership in tackling serious global challenges. The contributors to this book analyze European S&T policies in several areas of global concern as well as by exposing both the pitfalls of policy coordination and its potential to contribute to a more coherent international S&T policy. They highlight the interactions between national, European and international policies, and explore how a common European policy for international S&T cooperation could work, and under which conditions. The book concludes that an EU external S&T policy is more likely to emerge if member states and the European Commission focus on a limited number of strategic priorities where Europe really can make a difference. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  19. Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures

    Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures

    Edited by Morten Falch, Jan Markendahl
    Promoting New Telecom Infrastructures examines how current telecom infrastructures are transforming from dedicated networks supporting either voice, data or broadcasting services to converged networks that support a wide variety of communication services, often denoted as Next Generation Networks (NGN). A current key challenge is therefore to define strategies, which can stimulate demand and investments in NGN in order to ensure development of adequate information infrastructures. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, this innovative book explores the three key themes related to this challenge and to strategies for the stimulation of demand and supply for NGN: strategies for expansion of broadband, pricing in NGN and development and pricing of mobile services. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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  20. Imitation to Innovation in China

    Imitation to Innovation in China

    Yahong Li
    Following decades in which China’s approach to technology has been to imitate, the country is now transforming itself to become innovation-oriented. This pioneering study examines whether patents play a similar role in promoting innovation in China as they do in the West, exploring the interplay between patents and China’s biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries in particular. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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