Making Connections: Technological Learning and Regional Economic Change

Making Connections: Technological Learning and Regional Economic Change

by Edward J. Malecki
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840145501

ISBN-13: 9781840145502

Pub. Date: 02/01/1999

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The objective of this book is to provide greater understanding of the crucial relationships that are needed between actors in processes of learning at various levels of analysis, ranging from inter-personal relations to firms and inter-firm networks. The contributions employ an interdisciplinary set of approaches to technological change to elaborate on these…  See more details below

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The objective of this book is to provide greater understanding of the crucial relationships that are needed between actors in processes of learning at various levels of analysis, ranging from inter-personal relations to firms and inter-firm networks. The contributions employ an interdisciplinary set of approaches to technological change to elaborate on these relationships in both intra- and inter-regional contexts. The book provides empirical analyses from both core and peripheral regions, highlighting the similarities and the differences of 'making connections' under different societal conditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840145502
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Series:
Organization of Industrial Space Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.83(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Making Connections: Introduction1
Pt. IConnections and Competitiveness
1Spatial Innovation Systems7
2Globalisation and Industrial Competitiveness: The Process and Consequences of Ubiquitification35
3Innovation and the City61
4Local Product Development Trajectories: Engineering Establishments in Three Contrasting Regions79
5Innovation and Local Development: The Neglected Role of Large Firms109
Pt. IIBecoming Connected
6Local Learning and Interactive Innovation Networks in a Global Economy145
7Technological Competitiveness in a Transition Economy: Foreign and Domestic Companies in Hungarian Industry179
8In Search of Innovativeness: The Case of Zhong'guancun205
9Bangalore: A Network Model for Innovation-Oriented Regional Development in NICs?231
10On Technology and Development261
Index277

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