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Systems of Innovation: Growth, Competitiveness and Employment

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Systems of Innovation: Growth, Competitiveness and Employment

9781858985732 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Charles Edquist, Professor, CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden and Maureen McKelvey, Professor, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Publication Date: 2000 ISBN: 978 1 85898 573 2 Extent: 1,136 pp
This comprehensive two volume collection is designed to introduce the reader to the systems of innovation literature. This is the first time that one major reference collection brings together some of the best known and most provocative literature from a variety of different perspectives, such as national, sectoral and regional systems of innovation. Classics such as the seminal papers by Schumpeter and List as well as modern authors are included, and the collection focuses on issues of economic growth, competitiveness and employment.

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This comprehensive two volume collection is designed to introduce the reader to the systems of innovation literature. This is the first time that one major reference collection brings together some of the best known and most provocative literature from a variety of different perspectives, such as national, sectoral and regional systems of innovation. Classics such as the seminal papers by Schumpeter and List as well as modern authors are included, and the collection focuses on issues of economic growth, competitiveness and employment.

Systems of Innovation will be essential reading for researchers and practitioners and will be an invaluable source of reference for use in innovation courses at university level.
Critical Acclaim
‘. . . these two big volumes achieve to demonstrate that there is a strong interest in using a system approach in order to study the mechanisms of innovation, of building capabilities and of economic growth.’
– Ludo Dibiaggio, Technovation

‘This is a well-chosen selection of important references comprising academic work on different kinds of systems of innovation, competitiveness and employment, as well as issues related to government policies and firms’ strategies. The editors’ introduction gives comprehensive guidance to the papers.’
– Aslib Book Guide

‘These two books make a formidable reference collection.’
– Y.S.R. Ajan, Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research

‘The literature on “systems of innovation” has expanded enormously over the last decade. Policymakers clearly have found the concept useful in guiding their thinking about policy in a number of different arenas, and scholars have found the framework useful in guiding empirical and theoretical research. Edquist and McKelvey have done a thoughtful and creative job of sorting through the now vast body of writing, and selecting a collection of articles and book chapters that depict the field, where it came from, and where it is going. These volumes serve both as a wonderful introduction to the topic, and as a much needed reference collection of the more important papers that have been written regarding innovation systems.’
– Richard R. Nelson, Columbia University, US

‘The growing recognition that technological change is an integral part of social and economic development and that all these processes reciprocally affect each other has found expression in the concept of “systems of innovation”. The literature on this subject has flourished in the last decade and this book forms an ideal introduction to the subject by presenting some of the key texts, which have been carefully chosen and edited by two of the most competent people in the field, who are themselves outstanding contributors.’
– Christopher Freeman, SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, UK and Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Contributors
43 articles, dating from 1885 to 2000
Contributors include: B. Carlsson, P. Cooke, W. Lazonick, R.G. Lipsey, B.-A. Lundvall, F. Malerba, R.R. Nelson, N. Rosenberg, J.A. Schumpeter, M. Storper
Contents
Contents:

Volume I:
Acknowledgements • Introduction

Part I An Introduction to Systems of Innovation
1. Charles Edquist (1997), ‘Systems of Innovation Approaches – Their Emergence and Characteristics’
Part II National Systems of Innovation
2. Chris Freeman (1995), ‘The “National System of Innovation” in Historical Perspective’
3. Bengt-Åke Lundvall (1992), ‘Introduction’
4. Parimal Patel and Keith Pavitt (1994), ‘National Innovation Systems: Why They are Important, and How They Might be Measured and Compared’
5. Jorge Niosi, Paolo Saviotti, Bertrand Bellon and Michael Crow (1993), ‘National Systems of Innovation: In Search of a Workable Concept’
Part III Regional Systems of Innovation
6. Michael Storper (1995), ‘The Resurgence of Regional Economies, Ten Years Later: The Region as a Nexus of Untraded Interdependencies’
7. Philip Cooke, Mikel Gomez Uranga and Goio Etxebarria (1997), ‘Regional Innovation Systems: Institutional and Organisational Dimensions’
8. Alfred Marshall (1947), ‘Industrial Organization, Continued. The Concentration of Specialized Industries in Particular Localities’
9. Anders Malmberg and Peter Maskell (1997), ‘Towards an Explanation of Regional Specialization and Industry Agglomeration’
10. Anna Lee Saxenian (1996), ‘Inside-Out: Regional Networks and Industrial Adaptation in Silicon Valley and Route 128’
Part IV Sectoral and Technological Systems
11. B. Carlsson and R. Stankiewicz (1991), ‘On the Nature, Function and Composition of Technological Systems’
12. Erik Dahmén (1988), ‘“Development Blocks” in Industrial Economics’
13. Stefano Breschi and Franco Malerba (1997), ‘Sectoral Innovation Systems: Technological Regimes, Schumpeterian Dynamics, and Spatial Boundaries’
14. Richard R. Nelson (1996), ‘The Evolution of Comparative or Competitive Advantage: A Preliminary Report on a Study’
15. Michael E. Porter (1998), ‘Clusters and the New Economics of Competition’
16. William Lazonick (1993), ‘Industry Clusters versus Global Webs: Organizational Capabilities in the American Economy’
17. Jan Fagerberg (1995), ‘User-Producer Interaction, Learning and Comparative Advantage’
Part V Case Studies of Systems of Innovation
18. Richard R. Nelson (1992), ‘National Innovation Systems: A Retrospective on a Study’
19. Linsu Kim (1993), ‘National System of Industrial Innovation: Dynamics of Capability Building in Korea’
20. Ludovico Alcorta and Wilson Peres (1998), ‘Innovation Systems and Technological Specialization in Latin America and the Caribbean’
21. Susan Bartholomew (1997), ‘National Systems of Biotechnology Innovation: Complex Interdependence in the Global System’
22. Bo Carlsson (1995), ‘The Technological System for Factory Automation: An International Comparison’
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Volume II:
Part I Interactive Learning and Networks of Innovation
1. Stephen J. Kline and Nathan Rosenberg (1986), ‘An Overview of Innovation’
2. Chris DeBresson and Fernand Amesse (1991), ‘Networks of Innovators: A Review and Introduction to the Issue’
3. Bengt-Åke Lundvall (1988), ‘Innovation as an Interactive Process: From User-Producer Interaction to the National Systems of Innovation’
Part II Evolutionary Theories of Innovation
4. Joseph A. Schumpeter (1979/1976), ‘The Process of Creative Destruction’
5. Richard R. Nelson and Sidney G. Winter (1977), ‘In Search of a Useful Theory of Innovation’
6. Giovanni Dosi (1988), ‘The Nature of the Innovative Process’
7. Maureen McKelvey (1997), ‘Using Evolutionary Theory to Define Systems of Innovation’
Part III Institutional Theories
8. Charles Edquist and Björn Johnson (1997), ‘Institutions and Organisations in Systems of Innovation’
9. John Zysman (1994), ‘How Institutions Create Historically Rooted Trajectories of Growth’
10. Friedrich List (1885), ‘The National Division of Commercial Operations and the Confederation of the National Productive Forces’
11. Nathan Rosenberg (1960), ‘Some Institutional Aspects of the Wealth of Nations’
Part IV Innovations, Growth and Employment
12. Moses Abramovitz (1989), ‘The Proximate Sources of Growth’, ‘The Search for Deeper Causes: Technological Effort as Investment’, ‘The Search for Deeper Causes: National and Historical Determinants’ and ‘Longer Thoughts about Long-term Growth’
13. Birgitte Gregersen and Björn Johnson (1998), ‘How do Innovations Affect Economic Growth? Some Different Approaches in Economics’
14. Richard R. Nelson (1990), ‘Capitalism as an Engine of Progress’
15. Charles Edquist, Leif Hommen and Maureen McKelvey (1998), ‘Product Versus Process Innovation: Implications for Employment’
Part V Dynamics of Government Policy and Firm Strategy
16. J.S. Metcalfe (1997), ‘Science Policy and Technology Policy in a Competitive Economy’
17. Richard G. Lipsey and Kenneth Carlaw (1998), ‘Technology Policy: Basic Concepts’
18. Maureen McKelvey and François Texier (2000), ‘Surviving Technological Discontinuities through Evolutionary Systems of Innovation: Ericsson and Mobile Telecommunication’
19. Bo Carlsson and Staffan Jacobsson (1997), ‘Diversity Creation and Technological Systems: A Technology Policy Perspective’
20. Michael Borrus and Jay Stowsky (1998), ‘Technology Policy and Economic Growth’
21. Charles Edquist, Leif Hommen, Björn Johnson, Tarmo Lemola, Franco Malerba, Thomas Reiss and Keith Smith (1998), ‘The Systems of Innovation Approach and its General Policy Implications’ and ‘Specific Policy Implications of ISE and its Sub-projects’
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