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The Innovation Union in Europe

A Socio-Economic Perspective on EU Integration Edited by Elias G. Carayannis, Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Business, George Washington University, US and George M. Korres, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, Greece
One of the most important economic events in recent decades has been the ongoing process of European integration. This book provides a basic yet rigorous understanding of the current issues and problems of economic integration and innovation in Europe, and argues that national or regional economic development depends mainly on technical change, social and human capital, and knowledge creation and diffusion. This is clearly evident in the role of the quadruple innovation helix of government, university, industry and civil society.
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 0 85793 990 6
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  • Business and Management
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation Policy
  • Organisational Innovation
One of the most important economic events in recent decades has been the ongoing process of European integration. This book provides a basic yet rigorous understanding of the current issues and problems of economic integration and innovation in Europe, and argues that national or regional economic development depends mainly on technical change, social and human capital, and knowledge creation and diffusion. This is clearly evident in the role of the quadruple innovation helix of government, university, industry and civil society.

Uniquely, the book examines the many aspects and consequences of the integration process that are obscure or as yet under-researched. The authors explore a wide range of topics, methodologies and perspectives in order to provide a stimulating and wide-ranging analysis.

The Innovation Union in Europe will be of interest to students, economic theorists, empirical and social scientists, and policy makers as well as the informed general reader.
Contributors: E.G. Carayannis, U. Gråsjö, C. Karlsson, A. Kokkinou, G.M. Korres, A. Lagendijk, A.O. Nakamura, L.I. Nakamura, M. Nakamura, K. Varró, P. Warda
Contents:

Preface

PART I: INNOVATION AND THE KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY
1. The Innovation Ecosystem
Elias G. Carayannis

2. Patterns of Innovation and the Determinants of the Diffusion Process in Selected EU Member States
George M. Korres

3. Building the Innovation Union: Lessons from the 2008 Financial Crisis
Alice O. Nakamura, Leonard I. Nakamura and Masao Nakamura

PART II: NATIONAL AND REGIONAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION
4. The European National and Regional Systems of Innovation
George M. Korres

5. European Innovation Policies from RIS to Smart Specialization: A Policy Assemblage Perspective
Arnoud Lagendijk and Krisztina Varró

PART III: THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION AND PROSPECTS FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
6. Innovation Diplomacy as Driver of Democracy, Innovation and Development: The Case of Greece
Elias G. Carayannis

7. Spatial Knowledge Spillovers within and between European Regions: A Meta-Analysis
Urban Gråsjö, Charlie Karlsson and Peter Warda

8. Innovation, Efficiency and Economic Integration
Aikaterini Kokkinou

Index