1. New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation series

    Series editor: Christopher Freeman, University of Sussex, UK

    Technical innovation is vital to the competitive performance of firms and nations and for the sustained growth of the world economy. The economics of innovation is an area that has expanded dramatically in recent years and this major new series, edited by one of the most distinguished scholars in the field, contributes to the debate and advances in research in this most important area. The main emphasis is on the development and application of new ideas. The series provides a forum for original research in technology, innovation systems and management, industrial organization, technological collaboration, knowledge and innovation, research and development, evolutionary theory and industrial strategy. International in its approach, the series includes some of the best theoretical and empirical work from both well-established researchers and the new generation of scholars.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 43
  1. The Genesis of Innovation

    The Genesis of Innovation

    Edited by Blandine Laperche, Dimitri Uzunidis, G. N. von Tunzelmann
    The genesis and diffusion of innovation depends upon the density of the cognitive and market relationships among individuals, organisations and institutions at both the micro- and macro-economic level. By addressing the nature of these relationships, which include cooperation, competition and power, this book presents an important and progressive enquiry into the economic and social origins of innovation. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  2. Innovation and the Creative Process

    Innovation and the Creative Process

    Edited by Lars Fuglsang
    This book explores new frameworks and methods of understanding and analysing innovation. These are set against a backdrop of ‘innovation with care’, which is seen as a phenomenon that takes place among many actors with different perspectives, ideas and cultures that must be carefully woven together in order to achieve the benefits of innovation. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  3. National Innovation, Indicators and Policy

    National Innovation, Indicators and Policy

    Edited by Louise Earl, Fred Gault
    This book takes stock of what is known about the process of innovation and its effects, and the policy interventions that influence both. It provides insights into future research required to support evidence-based policy-making and makes clear the need to take a systems approach to the analysis of innovation, its outcomes and its impacts. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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  4. Asia’s Innovation Systems in Transition

    Asia’s Innovation Systems in Transition

    Edited by Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Patarapong Intarakumnerd, Jan Vang
    The success of Asian economies (first Japan, then Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and, more recently, China and India) has made it tempting to look for ‘an Asian model of development’. However, the strength of Asian development lies less in strategies that reproduce successful national systems of innovation and more in the capacity for institutional change to open up new development trajectories with greater emphasis on knowledge and learning. The select group of contributors demonstrate that although there are important differences among Asian countries in terms of institutional set-ups supporting innovation, government policies and industrial structures, they share common transitional processes to cope with the globalizing learning economy. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  5. Innovation Strategies in Interdependent States

    Innovation Strategies in Interdependent States

    John de la Mothe
    Examining the issues facing smaller regions and countries, John de la Mothe explores how innovation, strategy and interdependence shape their performance, competition, and futures. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  6. Internationalizing the Internet

    Internationalizing the Internet

    Brung-Keun Kim
    This compelling book focuses on the global formation of the Internet system. It contests the common belief that the Internet’s adoption was inevitable and instead examines the social and economic processes that allowed to it to prevail over competing standards and methods for achieving a global information infrastructure. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  7. Innovation and Institutions

    Innovation and Institutions

    Edited by Steven Casper, Frans van Waarden
    Innovation and Institutions is an extensive elaboration on the make up of systems of innovation. It examines why some countries are more innovative than others, why national styles of innovation differ, and goes on to explore why some countries make radical innovations but fail to successfully market them, whilst others making incremental innovations have more commercial success. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 152.00   Web: $ 136.80
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  8. Technology and the Decline in Demand for Unskilled Labour

    Technology and the Decline in Demand for Unskilled Labour

    Mark Sanders
    The position of low skilled workers in the labour market has deteriorated significantly over the past three decades. What has caused this deterioration in low skilled labour demand and what can explain the different labour market responses throughout the OECD? Mark Sanders addresses these questions and evaluates proposed policies to improve upon the present situation and prevent further deterioration in the future. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  9. The Dynamics of Innovation in Eastern Europe

    The Dynamics of Innovation in Eastern Europe

    Per Högselius
    Building strong and dynamic systems of innovation constitutes a key challenge for the post-socialist economies of Central and Eastern Europe. This book develops a strong conceptual and empirical foundation for understanding how such dynamic systems may emerge. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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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. Inside the Virtual Product

    Inside the Virtual Product

    Luciana D’Adderio
    What is the influence of software systems on an organization’s ability to create knowledge, learn, adapt to change and innovate? While organization, management and innovation theory has primarily focused on the impact of software on measures such as process efficiency and speed, this book argues that integrated systems and digital technologies offer even more fundamental implications for the innovating firm. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  12. Technological Systems and Intersectoral Innovation Flows

    Technological Systems and Intersectoral Innovation Flows

    Riccardo Leoncini, Sandro Montresor
    This book examines long-run technological change and the complex set of interrelated phenomena which can be grouped under the heading of ‘innovative processes’. The authors refer to a broad notion of the technological system and propose an original methodology to ensure consistent empirical analysis. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. The Dynamics of Innovation Clusters

    The Dynamics of Innovation Clusters

    Magnus Lagnevik, Ingegerd Sjöholm, Anders Lareke, Jacob Östberg
    This book provides an in-depth analysis of the processes of innovation found in industrial clusters. The authors focus particularly on the characteristics of innovation clusters and their operation in the food industry. This is revealed through novel case studies, detailed research on the dynamic cluster relationship between academia and industry, and the role of competencies, resources, interactions and leadership. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. Science and Innovation

    Science and Innovation

    Edited by Aldo Geuna, Ammon J. Salter, W. Edward Steinmueller
    This book re-examines the rationale for public policy, concluding that the prevailing ‘public knowledge’ model is evolving towards a networked or distributed model of knowledge production and use in which public and private institutions play complementary roles. It provides a set of tools and models to assess the impact of the new network model of funding and governance, and argues that governments need to adapt their funding and administrative priorities and procedures to support the emergence and healthy growth of research networks. The book goes on to explain that interdependencies and complementarities in the production and distribution of knowledge require a new and more contextual, flexible and complex approach to government funding, monitoring and assessment. Learn More
    2004   Paperback Price: $ 83.00   Web: $ 66.40
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    2003   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  17. Innovation Networks

    Innovation Networks

    Edited by Andreas Pyka, Günter Küppers
    This book presents a broad overview of the multifaceted phenomena of innovation networks, which have assumed increasing importance with the emergence of the so-called ‘knowledge economy’. The topic of innovation networks is analysed through different lenses, bringing together the theory of self-organisation, complexity theory and recent developments in the economic and sociological literature on innovation. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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  18. Government, Innovation and Technology Policy

    Government, Innovation and Technology Policy

    Sunil Mani
    This unique book offers a comprehensive analysis of the changing role of government with respect to domestic technology development in eight countries in both the developed and the developing world. The author distinguishes between those countries which can be classed as creators of new technologies (Japan, Korea and Israel) and those which possess the potential to create new technologies (Singapore, Malaysia, India, South Africa and Brazil). Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  19. Innovation, Growth and Social Cohesion

    Innovation, Growth and Social Cohesion

    Bengt-Åke Lundvall
    Written by the scholar who, together with Chris Freeman, first introduced the concept of the innovation system, this book brings the literature an important step forward. Based upon extraordinarily rich empirical material, it shows how and why competence building and innovation are crucial for economic growth and competitiveness in the current era. It also provides a case study of a small, very successful European economy combining wealth creation with social cohesion. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2005   Paperback Price: $ 61.00   Web: $ 48.80
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  20. Environmental Policy and Technological Innovation

    Environmental Policy and Technological Innovation

    Carlos Montalvo Corral
    Environmental Policy and Technological Innovation comprehensively explores the factors which can influence a firm’s behavioural approach towards developing clean technologies. Unlike many other studies on environmental policy, it addresses the origin of the problems and not just the symptoms. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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