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Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and Territories Through Manufacturing and Innovation

Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and Territories Through Manufacturing and Innovation

1st Edition

Valentina De Marchi, Eleonora Di Maria, Gary Gereffi
August 30, 2017

The international fragmentation of economic activities – from research and design to production and marketing – described through the lens of the global value chain (GVC) approach impacts the structure and performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) agglomerated in economic clusters....

The Economics of Structural Change in Knowledge

The Economics of Structural Change in Knowledge

1st Edition

Francesco Quatraro
December 09, 2016

This book provides an elaboration upon the concept of knowledge from an economic viewpoint. However this is not a book on economics of knowledge, at least not in the conventional sense. Most of the existing books on the matter have focused on the treatment of knowledge in terms of properties of...

Catching Up and Leapfrogging: The new latecomers in the integrated circuits industry

Catching Up and Leapfrogging: The new latecomers in the integrated circuits industry

1st Edition

Xiao-Shan Yap, Rajah Rasiah
December 02, 2016

Ever since Schumpeter’s groundbreaking work there has been a plethora of new research seeking to extend the direction and dynamics of innovation. Using a rich account of detailed interviews, this book offers new evidence on how latecomers have successfully caught up and leapfrogged incumbent firms....

The Global Management of Creativity

The Global Management of Creativity

1st Edition

Marcus Wagner, Jaume Valls-Pasola, Thierry Burger-Helmchen
November 24, 2016

In the past, ‘Global Management’ meant optimizing production and commercialization activities around the world in an international business context. With the emergence and rise of the creative economy, the global game has changed. This book is about the global management of creativity and related...

Technological Innovations, Multinational Corporations and the New International Competitiveness: The Case of Intermediate Countries

Technological Innovations, Multinational Corporations and the New International Competitiveness: The Case of Intermediate Countries

1st Edition

Jos Molero
August 26, 2016

The aim of this book is to contribute to a better understanding of those intermediate countries with specific reference to two relevant international areas; those countries of southern Europe whose dynamic is very much influenced by the phases of European construction, and in countries of Latin...

Social Networks, Innovation and the Knowledge Economy

Social Networks, Innovation and the Knowledge Economy

1st Edition

Isabel Salavisa, Margarida Fontes
August 04, 2016

In this book, the authors illustrate how social networks can play a very significant role in the technological catch up process in moderate innovative countries. Using an innovative approach to the study of entrepreneurship in knowledge-intensive sectors, the book analyses the role of...

The Communications Industries in the Era of Convergence

The Communications Industries in the Era of Convergence

1st Edition

Catherine E.A. Mulligan
June 20, 2016

This book provides a unique view of the evolution of these industries, drawing out how technology and economic forces have worked together to create platforms around which different companies interact. Through identifying the key aspects of this evolution over the past decades, the author is able...

Japanese Firms in Europe: A Global Perspective

Japanese Firms in Europe: A Global Perspective

1st Edition

Frédérique Sachwald
April 24, 2016

In this study, the contributors examine the evolution of Japanese direct investment in Europe and explore its determinants. They illustrate how, as multinationals, Japanese firms adapt to local conditions and try to take advantage of a global organisation. In this respect, three areas in particular...

Technological Change and Economic Performance

Technological Change and Economic Performance

1st Edition

Albert N. Link, Donald Siegel
December 09, 2015

This useful new book reviews the literature on technology and economic growth covering historical and theoretical developments such as: *new models for measuring productivity*sources of technical knowledge and technological spillovers*stock market reactions to investment in technologySuch a...

Innovation, Alliances, and Networks in High-Tech Environments

Innovation, Alliances, and Networks in High-Tech Environments

1st Edition

Fiorenza Belussi, Luigi Orsi
September 25, 2015

Recent years have seen a growth in strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and collaborative networks involving knowledge-intensive and hi-tech industries. However, there have been relatively few studies looking at this form of collaboration as a strategy to drive firms’ innovative...

University Technology Transfer: The globalization of academic innovation

University Technology Transfer: The globalization of academic innovation

1st Edition

Shiri M. Breznitz, Henry Etzkowitz
August 25, 2015

Universities have become essential players in the generation of knowledge and innovation. Through the commercialization of technology, they have developed the ability to influence regional economic growth. By examining different commercialization models this book analyses technology transfer at...

Evolution of Competition Laws and their Enforcement: A Political Economy Perspective

Evolution of Competition Laws and their Enforcement: A Political Economy Perspective

1st Edition

Pradeep S. Mehta
August 21, 2015

This edited volume identifies the various country specific factors that warrant changes in the design and implementation of competition laws. The book covers case studies of nine countries of differing sizes and at varying stages of economic development, that have at one stage or another repealed...

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