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Global Competitiveness and Innovation : An Agent-Centred Perspective - Gordon Clark

Global Competitiveness and Innovation

An Agent-Centred Perspective

Paperback Published: 24th February 2004
ISBN: 9781403932631
Number Of Pages: 167

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The key arguments and debates about globalization have raised searching questions about the significance of national and regional borders for the competitive strategies of individuals, firms and industries. Global Competitiveness and Innovation seeks to address these issues by exploring four key topics: The status of economic agents in the emerging global economy; the limits of path dependence and the scope of agent action; the relationship between agents' decision-making and their environments; and agents' learning capacities in a world of information and knowledge creation.

List of Table and Figuresp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Competitiveness and regional economic performancep. 3
Agent decision-making in time and spacep. 6
Looking forwardp. 11
Codap. 14
Agents and Institutionsp. 17
Models of comparative studiesp. 19
Agent-centred comparative studyp. 24
Agents and institutional behaviourp. 33
Limits of comparative researchp. 37
Conclusionsp. 40
Path Dependence and Developmentp. 45
Regional differentiationp. 47
Contingency and rationalityp. 50
Inheritance and endowmentp. 53
Inheritance--assets and liabilitiesp. 54
Endowment as a flow of incomep. 56
Europe as a multi-jurisdictional environmentp. 59
Location options within nationsp. 60
Location options within Europep. 63
Conclusionsp. 66
Competitive Strategy and Clusters of Innovationp. 69
Competitiveness and the environmentp. 70
Economic behaviour, alliances and competitive strategyp. 74
Network structure and innovationp. 77
Regional clusters of innovationp. 84
Conclusionsp. 88
Cognition, Learning and the New Economyp. 91
The nature of cognitionp. 94
A model of learningp. 96
Innovation in the information and knowledge economyp. 103
Implications for European regional developmentp. 113
Conclusionsp. 118
Global Competitivenessp. 123
Four points of departurep. 126
Regional development--past and presentp. 129
The knowledge economy of the 21st centuryp. 134
Notesp. 139
Bibliographyp. 143
Name Indexp. 159
Subject Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9781403932631
ISBN-10: 1403932638
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 167
Published: 24th February 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1

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