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Technology, Innovation and Competitiveness

Edited by Jeremy Howells, Kellogg College, University of Oxford and Jonathan Michie, Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, President of Kellogg College and Director of the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, UK; Visiting Professor, European University Institute, Florence, Italy; Honorary Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Senior Fellow, Rutgers, US
Technology and innovation are fundamental to economic success and the struggle for markets in an increasingly competitive world. This book draws together the latest research in the fields of technology, innovation and competitiveness from some of the world’s leading academics.
Extent: 256 pp
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Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 978 1 85898 428 5
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation Policy
Technology and innovation are fundamental to economic success and the struggle for markets in an increasingly competitive world. This book draws together the latest research in the fields of technology, innovation and competitiveness from some of the world’s leading academics.

International in its approach, this book considers a wide range of topics including the globalization of research and technology and the effect of this on the product cycle, financial domination in the global economy and its consequences for structural competitiveness. It also examines the impact of the pooling of technology and science in Europe on the environment for new entrepreneurial initiatives. Special emphasis is placed on the policy implications of recent developments in technology, industry and the economy.

Technology, Innovation and Competitiveness will be of interest to policy analysts as well as academics and students of economics, management and business studies.
‘As with most edited volumes emerging from conferences and workshops, this one bears obvious traces of heroic editorial efforts to secure a decent level of consistency and coherence across a set of papers which differ in approach and style. In this case, however, these efforts have been reasonably successful and the outcome is largely enjoyable reading.’
– Anders Malmberg, Regional Studies

‘The book provides a very good overview of what is at stake when we talk and write about globalisation, which can be seen as a new domain of study . . . This book brings to the forefront many issues and questions related to innovation, competition and globalisation. In doing so, it presents both interesting examples of how to study innovation and globalisation, and the agenda for future research.’
– Annemiek Nelis, Science and Public Policy

‘. . . gives a useful overview of the issues and gaps in knowledge . . . the book provides a balanced and wide-reaching overview of the current literature on technological globalization.’
– Katharine Wakelin, The Economic Journal

‘The book is worth studying by all concerned with policy analysis, economics management, and business studies.’
– G.D. Sandhya, Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research
Contributors: J. Andersen, S. Bartholomew, J. Cantwell, H. Grupp, J. Howells, M. Kluth, U. Kotecha, S. Metcalfe, J. Michie, R. Prendergast, V. Walsh
Contents: Foreword (J.S. Metcalfe) Part I: Globalization in Context Part II: The Globalization of Technological Activity Part III: Innovation and Competitive Advantage Index