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Sectoral Systems of Innovation : Concepts, Issues and Analyses of Six Major Sectors in Europe - Franco Malerba

Sectoral Systems of Innovation

Concepts, Issues and Analyses of Six Major Sectors in Europe

By: Franco Malerba (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780521833219
Number Of Pages: 519

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Innovation and technological change show different rates, types and trajectories depending on the sector in which they take place. Agents and institutions of a sector all exert a major influence on innovation. With contributions from nineteen experts in their field, this book proposes the framework of the 'sectoral systems of innovation' to analyse the innovation process, the factors affecting innovation, the relationship between innovation and industry dynamics, the changing boundaries and transformation of sectors, and the determinants of the international performance of firms and countries in different sectors. Innovation in a sector is considered to be affected by three groups of variables: knowledge and technologies; actors and networks; and institutions. In addition to the general framework, this book examines innovation in six major sectors in Europe including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, telecommunications equipment and services, chemicals, software, machine tools and services.

Introduction
Sectoral Sytems: Concepts and Issues
Sectoral systems of innovation: basic concepts
Sectoral dynamics and structural change: stylized facts and 'system of innovation' approaches
Six Sectoral Systems
Pharmaceuticals analysed through the lens of a sectoral innovation system Maureen McKelvey
The chemical sectoral system: firms, markets, institutions and the process of knowledge creation and diffusion
The fixed internet and mobile telecommunications sectoral system of innovation; equipment production, access provision and content provision
The European software sectoral system of innovation
Machine tools: the remaking of a traditional sectoral innovation system Jurgen Wengel and
Services and systems of innovation
Sectoral Systems and National Systems: International Performance and Public Policy
National institutional frameworks, institutional complementarities and sectoral systems of innovation
Sectoral systems of innovation and varieties of capitalism: explaining the development of high-technology entrepreneurship in Europe
The international performance of European sectoral systems
Sectoral systems: implications for European technology policy
Conclusions
Summing up and conclusions Franco Malerba
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ISBN: 9780521833219
ISBN-10: 0521833213
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 519
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.14 x 16.18  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.95

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