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Platforms of Innovation

Dynamics of New Industrial Knowledge Flows Edited by Philip Cooke, formerly Centre for Advanced Studies, Cardiff University, Wales, Carla De Laurentis, Centre for Advanced Studies, Cardiff University, Wales, Stewart MacNeill, Visiting Professor, Centre for Business in Society Coventry University and Chris Collinge, Birmingham University Business School, England, UK
This ground-breaking book offers a coherent theoretical analysis of contemporary industrial knowledge flow dynamics. Furthermore, it advances wide-ranging and varied empirical findings from international comparative research which demonstrate that knowledge cross-pollination, often from industrially unrelated business sectors, is now commonplace in the economics of innovation. This, the authors argue, represents the rise of an externalized ‘matrix’ of knowledge flow dynamics among firms and industries. The book also examines related economic governance research that reveals the catalytic role that leading innovation policy agencies play in animating knowledge flow dynamics, particularly at the regional level. The chapters address various sectors including food and drink, biotechnology, ICT, new media, the automotive industry and tourism.
Extent: 416 pp
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Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84844 029 6
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Industrial Economics
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
This ground-breaking book offers a coherent theoretical analysis of contemporary industrial knowledge flow dynamics. Furthermore, it advances wide-ranging and varied empirical findings from international comparative research which demonstrate that knowledge cross-pollination, often from industrially unrelated business sectors, is now commonplace in the economics of innovation. This, the authors argue, represents the rise of an externalized ‘matrix’ of knowledge flow dynamics among firms and industries. The book also examines related economic governance research that reveals the catalytic role that leading innovation policy agencies play in animating knowledge flow dynamics, particularly at the regional level. The chapters address various sectors including food and drink, biotechnology, ICT, new media, the automotive industry and tourism.

This insightful book will appeal to policy-makers, researchers and students with an interest in regional innovation, industrial economics and knowledge.
'This is a book of high interest for scholars, practitioners and policy-makers interested in innovation, knowledge flows and respective policies. A number of well-known authors investigate drivers of innovation, the dynamics of networks, and the role of platforms in both high- and low-tech sectors applying a framework of knowledge capability, knowledge phases and “worlds of production” amongst others. Investigated sectors include food and drink, tourism, the automotive industry, ICT, the media, KIBS, and biotechnology. Examples of private and public policy platforms illustrate the theme.’
– Franz Tödtling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Contributors: A. Blöcker, O. Brossard, C. Collinge, P. Cooke, C. De Laurentis, H. Halkier, U. Jürgens, R. Kaiser, M. Liecke, S. MacNeill, J. Manniche, A. Staines, S. Strambach, J. Vicente
Contents:

Preface

1. Trends and Drivers of the Knowledge Economy
Philip Cooke and Carla De Laurentis

2. The Rationale for Eurodite and an Introduction to the Sector Studies
Stewart MacNeill and Chris Collinge

3. Production–Consumption Models and Knowledge Dynamics in the Food and Drinks Sector
Jesper Manniche

4. Comparative Analysis of Selected European Biotechnology Platforms
Philip Cooke, Carla De Laurentis, Robert Kaiser and Michael Liecke

5. Knowledge Phases, Cognitive and Relational Distance in ICT Alliance Networks
Olivier Brossard and Jérôme Vicente

6. Distributed Knowledge and Creativity in the European New Media Sector
Adreene Staines and Chris Collinge

7. Knowledge-Intensive Business Services (KIBS)
Simone Strambach

8. Knowledge Processes and Networks in the Automotive Sector
Ulrich Jürgens, Antje Blöcker and Stewart MacNeill

9. Tourism Knowledge Dynamics
Henrik Halkier

10. Analysis and Summaries from the Seven Sector Chapters
Philip Cooke and Carla De Laurentis

11. Platforms of Innovation: Some Examples
Philip Cooke and Carla De Laurentis

12. The Matrix: Evolving Policies for Platform Knowledge Flows
Philip Cooke and Carla De Laurentis

References

Index