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Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks : Regions and Cities - Nicos Komninos

Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks

Regions and Cities

Paperback Published: 17th September 2008
ISBN: 9780415455923
Number Of Pages: 308

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Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks combines concepts and theories from the fields of urban development and planning, innovation management, and virtual / intelligent environments. It explains the rise of intelligent cities with respect to the globalisation of systems of innovation; opens up a new way for making intelligent environments via the connection of human skills, institutional mechanisms, and digital spaces operating within a community; and describes a series of platforms and tools for the making of intelligent cities.

"Undoubtedly, Nicos Komninos knows his field very well and can communicate his enthusiasm for innovative processes. He writes with nuance and wit. Policy-makers, city planners with an academic background and political scientists would certainly benefit as well from reading this book."--Yves Laberge, Department of Sociology, Universite Laval

List of illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Globalisation of innovation and intelligent citiesp. 5
An intelligent global world is emergingp. 7
A new global settingp. 7
Globalisation of innovationp. 8
Europe in search of innovationp. 11
Innovation reshaping core and peripheryp. 13
Innovation turning a new leaf for citiesp. 15
Trading innovation with intelligent environmentsp. 16
Intelligent environmentsp. 17
Regions of innovation excellence: learning from the bestp. 21
A new model of regional developmentp. 21
The rise of the innovation economy in the EUp. 23
Regions of innovation excellence in Europep. 30
The core of excellence: regional systems of innovationp. 33
Making the core of excellence: four stages of evolutionp. 38
Systems of innovation: continuous spatial enlargementp. 45
Widening systems of innovationp. 45
Innovationp. 47
Towards systems of innovationp. 49
What makes an innovation system?p. 54
Enlargement I: cluster-type innovation systemsp. 56
Enlargement II: regional systems of innovationp. 64
Enlargement III: intelligent global systems of innovationp. 71
Governance of territorial systems of innovationp. 73
Virtual innovation environments: enriching innovation systems with global networks and users participationp. 77
Innovation as an environmental conditionp. 77
Virtual innovation environmentsp. 80
Functioning of VIEsp. 89
Reception of VIEs: lessons from the 'VERITE' networkp. 91
'VERITE' as a virtual communityp. 95
Learning impactp. 100
Direct impactp. 102
Innovation on virtual spacep. 106
Intelligent cities: the emergence of the conceptp. 110
Intelligent cities: bridging physical and virtual worldsp. 110
Cyberspaces and cyber citiesp. 113
Smart communitiesp. 116
Intelligent communitiesp. 117
Intelligent environments of innovation - Living Labsp. 119
Defining intelligent citiesp. 120
Three layers of intelligent citiesp. 123
A glimpse at intelligent cities around the worldp. 125
Metricsp. 131
Building blocks of intelligent citiesp. 135
Strategic economic intelligence: global watch on markets and technologiesp. 137
Innovative regions in search of intelligencep. 137
Strategic economic intelligence: business, cluster, and regionalp. 140
Main components of strategic economic intelligencep. 149
Integration of distributed intelligencep. 156
Meta-foresight: an experiment in strategic economic intelligencep. 160
The Meta-foresight platformp. 161
Sectoral/cluster intelligencep. 166
Strategic business intelligencep. 168
Strategic economic intelligence: the search for the 'next big thing'p. 172
Technology transfer and acquisition: virtual spaces valorising academic researchp. 174
Getting state-of-the-art technologyp. 174
The landscape of technology transferp. 175
The turn towards academiap. 177
Technology transfer as communicationp. 180
Blending cooperation networks and virtual spacesp. 181
The DRC: a virtual space for the valorisation of academic researchp. 183
Augmented technology transferp. 192
Innovation through collaboration: managing networks that cross boundariesp. 195
Innovation through collaborationp. 195
The logic of collaborative innovation networksp. 196
Selection of partners: trust vs. competencep. 200
Spatiality of collaboration: contact vs. costp. 202
Digital spatiality and networkingp. 204
Managing collaborative innovation networks: three experimentsp. 205
InnoCentive: innovation based on global networksp. 205
Regional Innovation Poles: multilevel regional innovation networksp. 208
New product development based on vertical networksp. 216
Collaborative innovation as intelligent spacep. 222
Digital cities and e-marketplaces: global promotion of localities, products and servicesp. 226
The last mile of innovationp. 226
Digital cities: broadband networks and online servicesp. 227
Broadband networkp. 230
Online servicesp. 233
e-City marketplacesp. 235
e-City promotionp. 240
e-Governmentp. 242
Sustainability of digital cities and e-marketplacesp. 245
Building blocks of intelligent cities: architecture of layers and functionsp. 247
Two movements shaping intelligent citiesp. 247
Intelligent cities as territorial systems of innovationp. 249
Intelligent cities as digital spaces of collaborationp. 257
Integration: knowledge functions of intelligent citiesp. 261
The architecture of intelligent citiesp. 267
Intelligent cities: a window to global innovation networksp. 270
Five platforms for intelligent citiesp. 275
Notesp. 283
Referencesp. 284
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780415455923
ISBN-10: 0415455928
Series: Regions and Cities
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 17th September 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1