Innovation Policy in a Global Economy

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April 2004



Innovation and globalization are changing the nature of economic life. This book argues that the transfer and use of knowledge requires the development of appropriate institutional infrastructures. The opportunities offered by globalization will only be fully realized by actively pursuing policies to enhance the absorption and development of knowledge. The book is relevant for courses in management and business, economics, geography, international political economy, and innovation and technology studies. It will be of interest to all concerned with public policy toward the economy.


Foreword C. Freeman; 1. Innovation systems and policy in a global economy: an introduction D. Archibugi, J. Howells and J. Michie; Part I. National Systems of Innovations: 2. Technology policy in the learning economy B-A. Lundvall; 3. Some notes on national systems of innovation and production, and their implications for economic analysis G. Dosi; 4. Technology, growth and employment: do national systems matter? M. Pianta; Part II. Regional, National, and Global Forces: 5. Regional systems of innovation? J. Howells; 6. Global corporations and national systems of innovation: who dominates whom? K. Pavitt and P. Patel; 7. Globalisation and financial diversity: the making of venture capital markets in France, Germany and the UK M. F. Kluth and J. B. Andersen; 8. Patterns of national specialization in the global competitive environment P. Guerrieri; Part III. Globalisation and Economic Performance: 9. The political economy of globalisation M. Kitson and J. Michie; 10. The geographical sourcing of technological based assets by multinational enterprises J. H. Dunning and C. Wymbs; 11. Innovation as the principal source of growth in the global economy J. Cantwell; 12. The policy implications of the globalisation of innovation D. Archibugi and S. Iammarino.


'Long-term growth and prosperity depend on innovation, learning and new and improved technologies to raise labour productivity. This book tackles these complex issues by sifting the evidence carefully to produce important policy implications highlighting the potential role of government as facilitator of the learning economy. Its likely audience will be academic specialists, including postgraduates, althought it will prove useful for appropriate advanced undergraduate courses. Several chapters should be sent to shareholders in UK companies, to drive home the adverse long-term growth effects of high dividend payments at the expense of R&D and investment.' Times Higher Education Supplement
EAN: 9780521633277
ISBN: 0521633273
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2004
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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