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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 July 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.

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"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 July 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