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Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture : The Interaction Between Technology, Progress and Economic Growth - Brown

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture : The Interaction Between Technology, Progress and Economic Growth

By: Brown

Hardcover ISBN: 9781843763468
Number Of Pages: 255

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Any technological advance, innovation or economic growth created by an organization is dependent on how that organization's culture and environment fosters or inhibits these developments. This process is further complicated by the global nature of economic activity and differences in national cultures due to country-specific histories, experiences, traditions and rules. The distinguished authors in this important new book aim to study the nature of organizational innovation and change by examining the complex interplay between entrepreneurship, innovation and culture. The book addresses a number of important questions including: why do so many technological firms fail to sustain entrepreneurial spirit? is a certain mindset required at the level of the individual entrepreneur? do successful entrepreneurial firms need a certain culture and, if so, what elements make up that culture? what role does national culture, corporate culture and professional culture play? are these issues linked to high levels of innovation, technology development, progress and economic growth and, if so, how are they related? The book's broad global perspective and multi-disciplinary analysis will ensure a w

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. viii
List of contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Innovation, entrepreneurship and culture, a matter of interaction between technology, progress and economic growth? An introductionp. 1
Conceptualizing innovation management and culture in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR): an exploratory study of organization-specific critical success factorsp. 39
Knowledge management, institutions and professional cultures in engineering consulting services: the case of Hong Kongp. 65
Scientometrics and the evaluation of European integrationp. 87
Schumpeter's theory of economic development revisitedp. 103
Skunk works: a sign of failure, a sign of hope?p. 130
Entrepreneurship and the design process: the paradox of innovation in a routine design processp. 147
Culture's role in entrepreneurship: self-employment out of dissatisfactionp. 162
Towards cooperation between European start-ups: the position of the French, Dutch and German entrepreneurial and innovative engineerp. 204
Multi-path system emergence: an evolutionary framework to analyse process innovationp. 233
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9781843763468
ISBN-10: 184376346X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59

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