Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy


Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

Knowledge, Technology and Internationalization

9781783477319 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus of the Economics of Technological Change, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University and Professor Emeritus of Industrial Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Urban Gråsjö, PhD, School of Business, Economics and IT, University West and Sofia Wixe, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE), Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
Publication Date: 2015 ISBN: 978 1 78347 731 9 Extent: 352 pp
Innovation and entrepreneurship are the prime drivers in the global economy. This scholarly book identifies some of the key forces behind innovation and entrepreneurship at the same time as it closes the gap between science and technology R&D, innovation, entrepreneurship, productivity growth, and internationalization. The expert contributions explore the underlying forces and add substantial theoretical and empirical knowledge to the current state-of-the-art in several research fields including the economics of innovation and entrepreneurship, regional economics, economic geography and international economics.

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We have, in recent decades, been able to witness a veritable revolution in the world economy, known as ‘globalization’. Generally, the term is connected to the rapid increase of the free movement of goods, capital, people, ideas, information and knowledge around the globe. This book contributes to the meso- and micro-economic literature on innovation and entrepreneurship in the global economy.

Extending our understanding of the many different ways that innovation and entrepreneurship contribute to economic development and growth in a globalized economy, the expert contributors highlight that the current wave of globalization has been a period of exceptional entrepreneurship both among large multinational firms and among independent entrepreneurs. They demonstrate that location matters for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and clarify that public policy in a globalized economy must stress knowledge and ideas as the source of competitiveness and economic growth.

Both graduates and post graduates, along with university researchers, will find this book to be useful in their studies, particularly those with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship research, regional economics, economic geography and international economics.
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‘Addressing the heterogeneity of and interplay between important concepts guiding modern regional economic development, this volume presents a rich variety of state-of-the-art empirical research. Focusing simultaneously on the meso- and micro-level implications of globalization, drawing attention to incumbent new market seeking in entrepreneurship, and highlighting the various forms innovation can take, the chapters contribute to our understanding of geography as a facilitator of regional dynamics. The comprehensive approach to agglomeration economies, the life-cycle development of industries, proximities and policy responses comes recommended.’
– Frank van Oort, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Utrecht University, the Netherlands

‘I would encourage all researchers interested in entrepreneurship and innovation to read this volume. It provides a new conceptual approach to the link between global economic trends and entrepreneurship, through the role of local space as an important source for innovation. Readers can find old and new issues on the formation of entrepreneurship elegantly linked together, so as to provide new insights into this important field of research.’
– Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Contributors: M.J.Abellán Madrid, J. Abrahamsson, M. Andersson, S. Anokhin, R. Antonietti, D.B. Audretsch, M. Belitski, H. Boter, A. Broström, M.R. Ferrante, A. García-Tabuenca, N.M.George, U. Gråsjö, K.E. Haynes, V. Jienwatcharamongkhol, C. Karlsson, B. Kianian, T.C. Larsson, R. Leoncini, C.Y. Liu, M. McKelvey, G. Painter, J. Parajuli, V. Parida, C. Suárez Gálvez, M.G.A. Svensson, S. Tavassoli, V. Vanyushyn, Q. Wang, K.I. Westeren, J. Wincent, S. Wixe

Charlie Karlsson, Urban Gråsjö and Sofia Wixe

1. R&D Investments and Firm Survival Across Regions
María Jesús Abellán Madrid, Antonio García-Tabuenca and Cristina Suárez Gálvez

2. Universities and Public Research Institutes as Collaboration Partners for Firms
Anders Broström and Maureen McKelvey

3. Technological Advancement through Imitation by Industry Incumbents in Strategic Alliances
Nerine Mary George, Sergey Anokhin, Vinit Parida and Joakim Wincent

4. Continuing Corporate Growth and Inter-organizational Collaboration of International New Ventures in Sweden
Jan Abrahamsson, Håkan Boter and Vladimir Vanyushyn

5. Routines - Do they Stimulate or Hinder Learning and Innovation in Industrial Production?
Knut Ingar Westeren

6. Creativity Spillover of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from European Cities
David B. Audretsch and Maksim Belitski

7. Start-up rates, Entrepreneurship Culture and the Business Cycle: Swedish Patterns from National and Regional Data
Martin Andersson

8. Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Agglomeration in High-tech Industries in the USA
Cathy Yang Liu, Gary Painter and Qingfang Wang

9. Broadband Internet and New Firm Formation: A US Perspective
Jitendra Parajuli and Kingsley E. Haynes

10. When Being Wrong Might be Right: On Overconfidence as an Evolutionary Mechanism of Nascent Entrepreneurs
Martin G. A. Svensson

11. Manufacturing Renaissance: Return of Manufacturing to Western Countries
Sam Tavassoli, Babak Kianian and Tobias C. Larsson

12. Closing the Gap: Empirical Evidence on Firm''s Innovation, Productivity, and Exports
Viroj Jienwatcharamongkhol and Sam Tavassoli

13. Infrastructure Endowment, Social Capital and Outsourcing: Evidence from Emilia Romagna, Italy
Roberto Antonietti, Maria Rosaria Ferrante and Riccardo Leoncini


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