The Dynamics of Innovation Clusters

A Study of the Food Industry

New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation series

Magnus Lagnevik, The Institute of Economic Research, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden, Ingegerd Sjöholm, Department of Food Engineering, Lund, Sweden, Anders Lareke, LTH, Förpackningslogistik, Lund, Sweden and Jacob Östberg, Stockholm University School of Business, Sweden

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the processes of innovation found in industrial clusters. The authors focus particularly on the characteristics of innovation clusters and their operation in the food industry. This is revealed through novel case studies, detailed research on the dynamic cluster relationship between academia and industry, and the role of competencies, resources, interactions and leadership.

‘. . . a readable book, both for managers and personnel responsible for the product development and innovation processes of the firm. Government authorities responsible for innovation policy and measures for the development of adequate food innovation systems will also benefit from this book. Researchers within the field will find stimulating ideas for further studies of innovation processes, strategies for change and co-operation at industry level.’
– Odd Jarl Borch, International Small Business Journal

2003 224 pp Hardback 978 1 84376 367 3 £114.30 £85.00 $114.30 $127.00

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