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Technology and Knowledge : From the Firm to Innovation Systems : Edward Elgar Monographs - Pier Paolo Saviotti

Technology and Knowledge : From the Firm to Innovation Systems

Edward Elgar Monographs

Hardcover ISBN: 9781840642247
Number Of Pages: 304

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Technology and change are two of the most important factors for maintaining a competitive advantage in today's global economy. This is an examination of trends in the analysis of knowledge and technology from an evolutionary perspective. The work emphasizes the importance of knowledge in the creation of technological change and innovation. The authors examine the role of knowledge underlying innovation, and the flows of knowledge and other interactions between and within firms. Combining empirical work with simulations to solve models which are too complex to be understood analytically, the book seeks to present a balanced and complementary approach to an area that is critically important for economic growth and international competitiveness.

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. ix
List of contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Investigating innovation strategies in an artificial industryp. 17
Monopoly and perfect competition: there are two sides to every coinp. 47
University knowledge and innovation activities: evidence from the German manufacturing industryp. 80
The empirical performance of a new inter-industry technology spillover measurep. 118
Classifying technological systems: an empirical application to eight OECD countriesp. 152
The effects of productive and technology specialization on inter-firm technological cooperation: evidence from joint patent activityp. 174
Organizational dynamics and the evolutionary dilemma between diversity and standardization in mission-oriented research programmes: an illustrationp. 194
Surviving technological discontinuities through evolutionary systems of innovation: Ericsson and mobile telecommunicationp. 227
The properties of routines: tools of decision making and modes of coordinationp. 249
Persistence and change of economic institutions: a socialcognitive approachp. 263
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9781840642247
ISBN-10: 1840642246
Series: Edward Elgar Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61

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