Networks, Alliances and Partnerships in the Innovation Process

Networks, Alliances and Partnerships in the Innovation Process

by John de la Mothe
     
 

In an era of intense knowledge-based globalization and technology-based competition, the central role of networks, alliances and partnerships is now becoming recognized. By looking at the dynamics of these strategic organizational activities, leading authors in the field examine, in this book, how firms align themselves, how they use networks and enter into

Overview

In an era of intense knowledge-based globalization and technology-based competition, the central role of networks, alliances and partnerships is now becoming recognized. By looking at the dynamics of these strategic organizational activities, leading authors in the field examine, in this book, how firms align themselves, how they use networks and enter into partnerships in order to develop new or radically improved processes, and how they introduce new or radically improved products to the market. The topic excludes, as the primary interest, spatial effects, such as those found in geographic clusters, or in regional innovation systems. The focus here is instead on the innovation process, and therefore examines framework issues about how we can assess networks of innovators, measurement issues for both researchers and official statisticians, and impact issues for both industry strategists and policy makers.

Using an evolutionary perspective, and drawing on a range of disciplines, Networks, Partnerships and Alliances explores important issues at the conceptual, methodological and comparative levels concerning the construction of comparative advantage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461354178
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation Series, #28
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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