1. Industrial Dynamics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation series

    Series editors: David B. Audretsch, Indiana University, Bloomington, US, Uwe Cantner, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany and Dirk Fornahl, BAW Institute for Regional Economic Research, Bremen, Germany

    This series aims to discover important new insights in the relationship between the three cornerstones of economic development: industrial dynamics, entrepreneurship and innovation. In particular, the series will focus on the critical linkages between these three foundations. For example, the entry and exit of firms with differentiated growth processes can influence industrial development, but at the same time can also reflect the current industrial context shaping the entrepreneurial activities of single firms or individuals. A similar interaction linking industrial dynamics to entrepreneurship and innovation can also be identified. For instance, the particular technological regimes of industries may influence innovative activities, but the technological trajectory and type of innovative activity can, in turn, have a positive or negative influence on industry development. Innovation and entrepreneurship are also closely linked, since many types of entrepreneurial activities are barely distinguishable from similar innovative endeavors. Hence, the series addresses the linkages among the three fields in order to gain new findings concerning the nature of economic change. Theoretical, empirical as well as policy-oriented contributions are welcome.

Books in this series

  1. Innovation and Health

    Innovation and Health

    Thomas Grebel
    Innovation and Health investigates both the origin and the diffusion of novelty in the field of health. It also provides a critical discussion of the methodology and theory of health economics. Neoclassical and evolutionary elements are combined to produce a comprehensive view of the commodity of ‘health’ beyond a pure ‘market’ perspective. Thus, the intangible dimension of health is taken into account. The methodological framework developed serves as a basis for several theoretical and empirical applications such as the creation of medical knowledge, the evolution of networks and the process of invention, innovation and diffusion in the health care sector. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  2. Emerging Clusters

    Emerging Clusters

    Edited by Dirk Fornahl, Sebastian Henn, Max-Peter Menzel
    This book rigorously explores the critical, initial stage of cluster emergence in which the seeds for further growth are sown. Whether economic growth actually occurs, however, ultimately depends on various regional conditions and the processes in place. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  3. Entrepreneurship and Openness

    Entrepreneurship and Openness

    Edited by David B. Audretsch, Robert E. Litan, Robert Strom
    A growing body of evidence has documented the critical role that entrepreneurs play in fostering economic growth. But entrepreneurs can only be expected to take risks in ‘open settings’, where individuals and firms are free to contract with one another. In this important book, leading economists explain and document the role of open markets, within and across national boundaries, in facilitating entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth. The main message of this book is especially timely given growing concerns in developed countries in particular about off-shoring and openness to trade. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  4. Innovation in Low-Tech Firms and Industries

    Innovation in Low-Tech Firms and Industries

    Edited by Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen, David Jacobson
    It is a general understanding that the advanced economies are currently undergoing a fundamental transformation into knowledge-based societies. There is a firm belief that this is based on the development of high-tech industries. Correspondingly, in this scenario low-tech sectors appear to be less important. A critique of this widely held belief is the starting point of this book. It is often overlooked that many of the current innovation activities are linked to developments inside the realm of low-tech. Thus the general objective of the book is to contribute to a discussion concerning the relevance of low-tech industries for industrial innovativeness in the emerging knowledge economy. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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