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Governance of Innovation

Firms, Clusters and Institutions in a Changing Setting Edited by Maarten J. Arentsen, University of Twente, Wouter van Rossum, formerly of the Netherlands Defence Academy and Albert E. Steenge, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Governance of Innovation takes the multidimensional nature of innovation as its point of departure, bringing together leading scholars from a variety of backgrounds to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of contemporary innovation challenges.
In Association with the Belgian-Dutch Association for Institutional and Political Economy
Extent: 168 pp
Hardback Price: $120.00 Web: $108.00
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84720 738 8
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Institutional Economics
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Innovation Policy
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Clusters
This book takes the multidimensional nature of innovation as its point of departure, bringing together leading scholars from a variety of backgrounds to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of contemporary innovation challenges.

Each chapter adopts its own disciplinary perspective, but all share a common focus on the dynamics that are present in the governance of innovation. The concept of governance is central to describing the social dynamics of innovation and the ‘nuts and bolts’ of innovation processes. The authors demonstrate how influencing the process of invention, the kind of invention, and simultaneously benefiting from it, lies intuitively behind the meaning of innovation governance. In particular, two perspectives on innovation are expounded; the first being agency perspective, especially the innovating firm in the economic process, and the second is the wider social context in which innovation occurs.

Extensive and comprehensive, this book illustrates that innovation is a complex and rich phenomenon with many dimensions and aspects. With a truly multidisciplinary perspective on the various dynamics affecting the governance of innovation, it will strongly appeal to a wide-ranging audience spanning scholars of innovation management, innovation politics, business administration, economics and political science.
Contributors: M.J. Arentsen, M. Callon, G.C. Geerdink, P.-B. Joly, Y. Krozer, A. Midttun, N.-O. Ørjasæter, A. Rip, D. Schilirò, P.J. Stauvermann, A.E. Steenge, W. van Rossum, J.-P. Voß
Contents:

1. Governance of Innovation
Maarten J. Arentsen, Wouter van Rossum and Albert E. Steenge

2. Re-inventing Innovation
Pierre-Benoit Joly, Arie Rip and Michael Callon

3. Investing in Knowledge: Knowledge, Human Capital and Institutions for the Long Run Growth
Daniele Schilirò

4. Universities, Patenting and Multiple Markets
Wouter van Rossum

5. The Firm as a Nexus of Product Cycles: Organizing Intrapreneurship in the Innovative Firm
Atle Midttun and Nils-Otto Ørjasæter

6. Innovation, Herd Behaviour and Regional Development
Gerhard C. Geerdink, Peter J. Stauvermann and Albert E. Steenge

7. Do Innovation Clusters Pay Off?
Yoram Krozer

8. Innovation of Governance: The Case of Emissions Trading
Jan-Peter Voß

Index