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The Organization of Economic Innovation in Europe - Alfonso Gambardella

The Organization of Economic Innovation in Europe

By: Alfonso Gambardella (Editor), Franco Malerba (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th November 1999
ISBN: 9780521643030
Number Of Pages: 408

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This collection explains the organization and dynamics of innovative activities in Europe. For the first time, the practicalities of the industrial structure of countries in Europe, their relationship with the European Union, the regulations of the EU and the latest advances in the economic theory of technological innovation are analyzed together. The team of distinguished international contributors, including Paul David and Nick Von Tunzelmann suggest far-reaching implications for business, policy making and scholarship.

From the hardback review: 'This book pulls together a number of highly qualified researchers in this field of economics, presenting a series of valuable and insightful analyses.' Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv (Review of World Economics)

Introduction: the organization of innovative activity in Europe: towards a conceptual framework
Patterns of Innovative Activity
The co-evolution of technological knowledge and corporate organizations
Large firms in Europe's innovative activities
Technological entry and diversification in Europe, the United States and Japan
Spatial patterns of innovation: evidence from patent data
Innovation and the size of industrial clusters in Europe
'Convergence' and corporate change in the electronics industry
The dynamics of localised technology changes: the role of demand-pull in a skill intensive industry; The case of the Italian mechanical industry
Interfirms collaborations and research networks
Cooperative learning and the evolution of inter-firm agreements in the European electronics industry
Firm specialisation and growth: a study of the European software industry
European biotechnology: leaning and catching up
The research network and the new economics of science: from metaphors to organizational behaviours
The dynamics of research networks in Europe
Patterns of university research in Europe
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ISBN: 9780521643030
ISBN-10: 0521643031
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 28th November 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.77