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  1. Innovation, Global Change and Territorial Resilience

    Innovation, Global Change and Territorial Resilience

    Edited by Philip Cooke, Mario Davide Parrilli, José Luis Curbelo
    Localized creativity, small high-tech entrepreneurship, related innovation platforms, social capital embedded in dynamically open territorial communities and context-specific though continuously upgrading policy platforms are all means to face new challenges and to promote increased absorptive capacity within local and national territories. The contributors illustrate that these capabilities are much needed in the current globalized economy as a path towards sustainability and for creating new opportunities for their inhabitants. They analyse the challenges and development prospects of local/regional production systems internally, across territories, and in terms of their potential and territorial connectivity which can help exploit opportunities for proactive policy actions. This is increasingly relevant in the current climate, in which the balanced allocation of resources and opportunities, particularly for SMEs, cannot be expected to be the automatic result of the working of the market. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 217.00   Web: $ 195.30
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  2. Managing Open Innovation

    Managing Open Innovation

    André Spithoven, Peter Teirlinck, Dirk Frantzen
    Open innovation is about firms’ external relations with other firms and organisations. It is a topic which has attracted an immense amount of attention, but which has also been heavily criticised due to the diversity of the ideas and fuzziness of its key concepts. To date, the bulk of the literature on open innovation draws on case study material to illustrate the operation of firms in an anecdotal way. By contrast, this book examines open innovation practices by using large-scale datasets and stresses their impact on firm performance. The authors examine four key issues: differences between firms in open innovation practices, public funding to enhance external relations, R&D outsourcing of firms, and the role of human resources in R&D and innovation. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  3. Transnational Culture in the Internet Age

    Transnational Culture in the Internet Age

    Edited by Sean A. Pager, Adam Candeub
    The insightful contributions shed new light on insufficiently examined issues and highlight connections that cut across the many different domains in which such regulations operate. Building upon the framework presented by David Post – one of the first and most prominent scholars of cyber law and a contributor to this volume – the authors address the implications and economics of the Internet’s astronomical scale, jurisdiction and enforcement of the web as it relates to topics including libel tourism and threats to free speech, and the power of global communication to dissolve and recreate identities. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  4. Technology Market Transactions

    Technology Market Transactions

    Frank Tietze
    Frank Tietze delivers an in-depth discussion of the impact of empirical results upon transaction cost theory, and in so doing, provides the means for better understanding technology transaction processes in general, and auctions in particular. Substantiating transaction cost theory with empirical auction data, the author goes on to explore how governance structures need to be designed for effective distributed innovation processes. He concludes that the auction mechanism is a viable transaction model, and illustrates that the auction design, as currently operated by market intermediaries, requires thorough adjustments. Various options for possible improvements are subsequently prescribed. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  5. Cycles, Crises and Innovation

    Cycles, Crises and Innovation

    Jerry Courvisanos
    Cycles, crises and innovation are the major economic forces that shape capitalist economies. Using a critical realist political economy approach, the analysis in this fine work is based on the works of Michał Kalecki and Joseph Schumpeter – both of whom identify these three dynamic forces as plotting the path of economic development. Jerry Courvisanos’ thought-provoking book examines how the rise of capital through investment enshrines innovation in profit and power which in turn determines the course of cycles and crises. The author concludes by arguing for strategic intervention by transformative eco-innovation as a public policy path to ecologically sustainable development. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Technological Entrepreneurship in China

    Technological Entrepreneurship in China

    Edited by Claudio Petti
    Bringing technologies to the market, thereby creating profits, high-qualified jobs and industrial upgrading is one of the means by which China can fuel its brand new growth model based on innovation and sustainability. Much is known about the mechanisms of technological entrepreneurship. But how does this happen in China? Who is doing what? Is there a ‘Chinese way’ to do technological entrepreneurship? This thought-provoking book provides readers with a closer look at these issues and clarifies them through a number of case studies discussed from the perspectives of both Chinese and international contributors. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  9. Economic Development as a Learning Process

    Economic Development as a Learning Process

    Edited by Franco Malerba, Richard R. Nelson
    Until recently, economists studying economic development have tended to consider it a universal process, or focussed their attention on common aspects. This book originates from the growing recognition of significant sectoral differences in economic development and examines the catching-up process in five different economic sectors: pharmaceuticals, telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, software, and agro-food industries. Each of these sector studies explore the learning and catch-up processes in various developing countries, in order to identify both the common features, and those which differ significantly across sectors and nations. The authors pay particular attention to China, India, Brazil, Korea and Taiwan. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  10. Creative Knowledge Cities

    Creative Knowledge Cities

    Edited by Marina van Geenhuizen, Peter Nijkamp
    This book adopts a holistic, integrated and pragmatic approach to exploring the myths, concepts, policies, key conditions and tools for enhancing creative knowledge cities, as well as expounding potentially negative impacts of knowledge based city policies. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 205.00   Web: $ 184.50
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  11. Innovation and Institutional Embeddedness of Multinational Companies

    Innovation and Institutional Embeddedness of Multinational Companies

    Edited by Martin Heidenreich
    Multinational companies are crucial actors in a global knowledge-based economy, combining the advantages of global and locally coordinated production and innovation strategies with specific regional and national factors. This book questions how MNCs can best exploit institutionally embedded knowledge, explores the utilization of external institutionally embedded knowledge in corporate innovation processes, and addresses the challenges of embeddedness. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  12. Crisis, Innovation and Sustainable Development

    Crisis, Innovation and Sustainable Development

    Edited by Blandine Laperche, Nadine Levratto, Dimitri Uzunidis
    This unique and informative book highlights the relationship between crisis, innovation, and sustainable development, and discusses the necessary conditions required to seize the ecological opportunity. The authors study the strength of change for building a new society, and the theoretical origins and political aspects of environmental concerns. They also sketch the outlines of a global governance system seeking to promote sustainable development. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  13. Societies in Motion

    Societies in Motion

    Edited by Amnon Frenkel, Peter Nijkamp, Philip McCann
    In today’s globalised world, modern society is characterized by rapid transitions in space that are in part the result of technological developments of previous decades. This unique book deals with the complex issues raised by these transformations, focusing particularly on the impacts on regional development, technological innovation, and the flows and mobility of ideas, knowledge, people and firms. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  14. 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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  15. Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities

    Building Prosperous Knowledge Cities

    Edited by Tan Yigitcanlar, Kostas Metaxiotis, Francisco Javier Carrillo
    This unique book reveals the procedural aspects of knowledge-based urban planning, development and assessment. Concentrating on major knowledge city building processes, and providing state-of-the-art experiences and perspectives, this important compendium explores innovative models, approaches and lessons learnt from a number of key case studies across the world. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 191.00   Web: $ 171.90
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  16. Foundations of the Knowledge Economy

    Foundations of the Knowledge Economy

    Edited by Knut Ingar Westeren
    This book presents new evidence concerning the influential role of context and institutions on the relations between knowledge, innovation, clusters and learning. From a truly international perspective, the expert contributors capture the most interesting and relevant aspects of knowledge economy. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  17. 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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  18. The New Knowledge Workers

    The New Knowledge Workers

    Dariusz Jemielniak
    This critical ethnographic study of knowledge workers and knowledge-intensive organization workplaces focuses on the issues of timing and schedules, the perception of formality and trust and distrust in software development as well as motivation and occupational identity among software engineers. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  19. User-based Innovation in Services

    User-based Innovation in Services

    Edited by Jon Sundbo, Marja Toivonen
    This book demonstrates pioneering work on user-based service innovation using an analytical framework. This approach involves understanding the needs of users, the service firms collaborating with them, and recognising the fact that users are innovators and, as such, services develop while in use. As well as presenting case studies, the book discusses theoretically what user-based innovation means in the context of services. Three main fields are analysed: user-based innovation in knowledge-intensive business service, user-based innovation in public services, and models and methods for structuring user-based innovation. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  20. Biotechnology and Innovation Systems

    Biotechnology and Innovation Systems

    Edited by Bo Göransson, Carl Magnus Pålsson
    This book explores how policies targeting public research institutions, such as universities, contribute to the appropriation of biotechnology through national innovation systems. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 196.00   Web: $ 176.40
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