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Managing Emerging Technologies for Socio-Economic Impact

Edited by Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos, Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Grenoble Ecole de Management, LINC Lab, France, Ilan Oshri, Professor of Technology and Globalisation, Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics and Krsto Pandza, Professor of Strategy and Innovation, Leeds University Business School, UK
The development of emerging technologies demands a rapidly expanding knowledge base and intensive collaboration across organizational, institutional and cultural borders. This book is the first of its kind to focus on the management of key emerging technologies and their social and economic impact in Europe. Split into four parts, across seventeen chapters, the scholars offer multiple levels of analysis concerning the management of emerging technologies across various sectors ranging from nanotechnology, renewable energy and cloud computing to synthetic biology and particle therapy for cancer.
Extent: 416 pp
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78254 787 7
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  • Business and Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Technology and ICT
The development of emerging technologies demands a rapidly expanding knowledge base and intensive collaboration across organizational, institutional and cultural borders. This book is the first of its kind to focus on the management of key emerging technologies and their social and economic impact in Europe.

Split into four parts, across 17 chapters, the scholars offer multiple levels of analysis concerning the management of emerging technologies across various sectors ranging from nanotechnology, renewable energy and cloud computing to synthetic biology and particle therapy for cancer. They present their research findings in critical areas including:

• organizational capabilities for technological innovation in key enabling technologies
• collaboration and networking to shape their emergence and progression
• strategic challenges for policy makers who influence the sustainable and responsible development of emerging technologies
• how such technologies affect work and communication practices in a variety of organizational settings.

This book is a must-read for innovation practitioners, academics and policy makers who take interest in the on going debate about how to shape innovation policy and manage emerging technologies.
‘Throughout the world, technological innovation is often viewed as a magic wand that governments, university, industry, and nongovernmental organizations hope will lead to societal and economic impact. Yet understanding the process that will lead to optimal impact is a continuing challenge. In Managing Emerging Technologies for Socio-Economic Impact, the editors bring together scholars from several related fields in the hope of making sense of it all. . . . this book provides an interesting overview of the state of knowledge in the field and emphasizes the need for more interaction of industry, government, and business policy-makers with academics to both identify key questions they have and to test the utility of current analyses.’
– Deborah D. Stine, Science and Public Policy

‘Managing Emerging Technologies for Socio-Economic Impact is an important contribution to both the literature and practice of managing emerging technology. Importantly, this book not only considers the economic impact but also the wider societal impact and benefit. It is recommended reading for all those who aspire to steward emergent technologies into reality.’
– Martin Curley, Vice President, Director, Intel Labs Europe, Intel Corporation

‘This book offers a series of fascinating studies about the emergence of new technologies in different eco-systems of university-industry-government relations’
– Loet Leydesdorff, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

‘The chapters in this exciting new book explore the ways in which new technologies emerge, develop and are then commercialized. The chapters, many of which are by exciting young European scholars, are both theoretically and empirically sophisticated. If the reader is interested in how emerging technologies create socio-economic impact, this book will provide them with unique new insights. I recommend the book to all readers’
– Martin Kenney, University of California, Davis, US
Contributors: A. Alexiou, D.G. Assimakopoulos, A. Carafa, D. Cotta, J.P. Damijan, E. Dolgova, R. Dombrovski, D. van Doren, M. Drenkovska, P. Durgam, A. Es-Sajjade, B. Gao, S. Khanagha, J.P. Madiedo, N. Maya, I. Oshri, D. Pacauskas, K. Pandza, A. Parker, M. Pero, T. Reiss, M. Rossi, F. Salvador, B. Schrempf, J. Sidhu, H.W. Volberda, T.A Wilkins, M. Wolf








Contents:

1. Management of Emerging Technologies for Economic and Social Impact: An Introduction
Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos, Ilan Oshri and Krsto Pandza

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
Jatinder Sidhu and Fabrizio Salvador

2. Routines and Technological Discontinuity: An Attention-based View on the Organizational Adaption Process
Saeed Khanagha, Henk W. Volberda and Ilan Oshri

3. Will the Real Innovator Please Stand Up? Claiming Ownership of an Organizational Capability
Abdelghani Es-Sajjade and Krsto Pandza

4. Emergence, Transactive Memory Systems and Efficiency: A Contingency Approach
Diogo Cotta and Fabrizio Salvador

5. Tools to Support Technology Intelligence Processes in Integrated Technology Service Providers
Natalia Maya

PART II: COLLABORATION AND NETWORKING IN MANAGING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos

6 . Network Evolution at the Science-Technology Overlap in the Triple Helix of Particle Therapy of Cancer
Andrea Carafa, Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos and Andrew Parker

7. Nanotechnology in Ireland: An Analysis of the Patent Co-Classification Network
Benjamin Schrempf and Evgenia Dolgova

8. Research Clusters and Emerging Industrial Architecture of the Irish Renewable Energy Sector
Bei Gao

9. The Position and Role of Research Infrastructures in the Material Science Network
Mickael Pero

PART III: STRATEGIC CHALLENGES FOR POLICY-MAKERS IN SHAPING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
Krsto Pandza, Thomas Reiss and Joze P. Damijan

10. Communicating Synthetic Biology: a Conceptual Framework to Position Developments in Biotechnology
Davy Van Doren and Thomas Reiss

11. Methodological Challenges of Capturing Innovation in Developing Countries
Marija Drenkovska

12 Renewable Energy Policies for Eco-Innovation
Renata Dombrovski

13. Managing Structural Ambiguity in Collaborative R&D Policy Making
Miriam Wolf and Terence A Wilkins

PART IV: UTILIZING NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR INNOVATION AND LEARNING
Ilan Oshri and Matti Rossi

14. Open Innovation in Family Firms: A Matter of Socio-Emotional Wealth
Juan Pablo Madiedo M.

15. Engaging Users in Value Co-Creation Activities
Darius Pacauskas

16. Taming the Waves of Adversity: Exploring the Multidimensional Construct of Organizational Resilience
Andreas Alexiou

17. From Web 2.0 to Social CRM: The Place and Value
Pradeep Durgam

Index