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Diversity in the Knowledge Economy and Society
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Diversity in the Knowledge Economy and Society

Heterogeneity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

9781847202116 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Elias G. Carayannis, Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Business, George Washington University, US, Aris Kaloudis, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Norway and Åge Mariussen, Nordland Research Institute, Finland
Publication Date: 2008 ISBN: 978 1 84720 211 6 Extent: 352 pp
The key message of this book is that heterogeneity should be seen as an
intrinsic and indispensable element of knowledge systems. The authors
address the concept of heterogeneity in a multi-disciplinary fashion,
including perspectives from evolutionary economics and innovation system
studies, and relate this approach to existing theories in a broad range of
fields.

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The key message of this book is that heterogeneity should be seen as an intrinsic and indispensable element of knowledge systems. The authors address the concept of heterogeneity in a multi-disciplinary fashion, including perspectives from evolutionary economics and innovation system studies, and relate this approach to existing theories in a broad range of fields.

The book postulates that one approach to such a re-conceptualization is what we call the ‘Mode 3’ system consisting of ‘Innovation Networks’ and ‘Knowledge Clusters’ for knowledge creation, diffusion and use. This is a multi-layered, multi-modal, multi-nodal and multi-lateral system, encompassing mutually and complementary reinforcing innovation networks and knowledge clusters consisting of human and intellectual capital, shaped by social capital and underpinned by financial capital.

Diversity in the Knowledge Economy and Society will appeal to academics and researchers of innovation and science, knowledge management and economics.
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Contributors: E.G. Carayannis, H. Godø, E.J. Iversen, A. Kaloudis, M. Knell, Å. Mariussen, S.O. Nås, F. Orstavik, T. Sandven, O.R. Spilling, H. Wiig Aslesen
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Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction
Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis and Åge Mariussen

2. Technological Evolution, Innovation and Human Agency
Helge Godø

3. Heterogeneity in Economic Thought: Foundations and Modern Methods
Mark Knell

4. Heterogeneity, Rationality and Institutions
Tore Sandven

5. Conceptual Framework for an Analysis of Diversity and Heterogeneity in the Knowledge Economy and Society
Elias G. Carayannis

6. Towards a Communicative Theory of Diverse Innovation Systems
Finn Orstavik

7. Entrepreneurship and Heterogeneity
Olav R. Spilling

8. Heterogeneity Interpreted and Identified as Changes in the Populations of Firms
Svein Olav Nås and Tore Sandven

9. IPRs and Norwegian Enterprises: Diversification of Innovative Efforts in Norwegian Firms
Eric J. Iversen

10. Heterogeneity and Knowledge-Intensive Business Services in the City
Heidi Wiig Aslesen

11. Specialization and Heterogeneity in Small National Economies: The Nordic Countries
Åge Mariussen

12. Heterogeneity as Sectoral Specialization: The Case of EU15
Aris Kaloudis

13. Heterogeneity and International R&D Collaboration
Elias G. Carayannis

14. Conclusion
Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis and Åge Mariussen

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