Cooperation Clusters and Knowledge Transfer

Author: Joao J M Ferreira
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642331947
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Cooperation and clusters have become the guiding paradigms for explaining and promoting regional competitiveness, but the cooperation process between firms and universities and the transfer of knowledge in guiding and nurturing regional competitiveness has received relatively little attention. This book strives to fill this gap in highlighting the connection between inter-firm cooperation in regional clusters, innovation and regional networks, and the role of universities in them . It goes beyond the traditional economic approach of clusters and includes ‘soft factors’ in the explanation of regional competitiveness, and connects the literature on clusters to the literature of learning and knowledge creation as sources of regional competitiveness. It aims to foster an international and interdisciplinary exchange of perspectives by presenting current developments, case studies, best practices as well as new integrated theoretical approaches and applications.

Evolutionary Economic Geography

Author: Dieter Kogler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317358104
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Economic geographers increasingly consider the significance of history in shaping the contemporary socio-economic landscape, and increasingly believe that experiences and competencies, acquired over time by individuals and entities in particular localities, to a large degree determine present configurations as well as future regional trajectories. Attempts to trace, understand, and investigate the pathways from past to present have given rise to the thriving and exciting sub-field of Evolutionary Economic Geography (EEG). EEG highlights the important factors that initiate, inhibit, or consolidate the contextual settings and relationships in which regions and their respective agents, which comprise and shape economic activity and social reproduction, change over time. It has at its core the production and destruction of novelty in space, and the links between innovation and regional economic fortunes. The creation of knowledge, its movement and recombination within different regional ensembles of economic agents and institutions plays a critical role in the evolution of the space-economy. EEG provides a framework to disentangle the complexity of technological change and regional economic development based on a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. In only a short time, EEG has established itself as a promising and rapidly evolving research framework with its focus on the driving forces of regional development across various scales and its attempt to translate findings into public policy. This book advances the theoretical foundations of EEG, and demonstrates how EEG utilises and operationalises conceptual frameworks, both established and new. Contributions also point to future research avenues and extensions of EEG, attempting to build stronger ties between theory, empirical evidence, and relevance to policy. This book was originally published as a special issue of Regional Studies.

Clusters and Globalisation

Author: Christos Pitelis
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1847200133
Format: PDF, ePub
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Clustering as an economic policy concern has become increasingly fashionable. The authors of this book shed light on this subject of which there remains remarkably little understanding, and even less agreement, regarding what clusters are, what they require for success and what impacts they are likely to have in different contexts, locally, nationally and globally. Clusters and Globalisation brings together scholars with different perspectives and theoretical groundings, and from different disciplines, to consider conceptual arguments and case study material. In doing so the volume identifies key characteristics and requirements of the forms of cluster that are especially significant for the attainment of economic success in a globalising world. This unique critical analysis of clusters in the framework of globalisation will strongly appeal to students and academics with an interest in economic development, public policy and globalisation. The book will also be of great interest to researchers in policy agencies concerned with local economic development and the design of cluster policies.

Wissens und Innovationsgeographie in der Wirtschaftsf rderung

Author: Tom Brökel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365813934X
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Das Buch ist als eine Einführung in das Themengebiet der Wissens- und Innovationsgeographie konzipiert. Entsprechend erfahren grundlegende Konzepte (Was ist Wissen? Welche Arten des räumlichen Wissenstransfers gibt es?) die größte Aufmerksamkeit. Nichtsdestotrotz enthält das Buch zahlreiche praktische Beispiele, die das Verständnis der in weiten Teilen theoretischen Inhalte erleichtern sollen. Auch werden aktuelle politische Programme, die Aspekte der Wissens- und Innovationsgeographie berühren, vorgestellt. Sie verdeutlichen nicht nur die Relevanz des Themengebietes, sondern auch, dass zahlreiche theoretische Ideen und Konzepte bereits Einzug in die wirtschaftspolitische Praxis und damit auch in die Wirtschaftsförderung gefunden haben. Das Buch ist eine Einführung in ausgewählte Aspekte, die aktuell in der Wissens- und Innovationsgeographie die meiste Aufmerksamkeit erfahren und gleichzeitig für Wirtschaftsförderer besonders relevant sind.Den Abschluss eines jeden Bausteins des Moduls bilden Kontrollfragen, die den Leser beim Erarbeiten des Lernstoffes unterstützen und den Lernerfolg zu überprüfen helfen.

Technologieunternehmen im Innovationsproze

Author: Knut Koschatzky
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642480918
Format: PDF
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Neue und kleine Technologieunternehmen forcieren den Wettbewerb, sichern die Produktvielfalt, schließen Marktlücken und schaffen Arbeitsplätze. Der schwierige Zugang zu Kapital, hohe FuE-Kosten und Managementdefizite hemmen ihre Entwicklung. Der Band analysiert aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln ihre Chancen und Risiken im Innovationsprozeß. Der erste Schwerpunkt bezieht sich auf das Management solcher Unternehmen. Danach wird das Angebot an öffentlicher Förderung und Beteiligungskapital aufgezeigt. Es folgen Analysen zur regionalen Technologie- und Wirtschaftsförderung. Der Reader faßt die empirischen Arbeiten des ISI über Technologieunternehmen und ihr Umfeld zusammen, um zu einem besseren Verständnis dieses für die Zukunftssicherung Deutschlands wichtigen Themas beizutragen.

Advances in Education and Management

Author: Mark Zhou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364223061X
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This four-volume-set (CCIS 208, 209, 210, 211) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Symposium on Applied Economics, Business and Development, ISAEBD 2011, held in Dalian, China, in August 2011. The papers address issues related to Applied Economics, Business and Development and cover various research areas including Economics, Management, Education and its Applications.