Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy


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We have, in recent decades, been able to witness a veritable revolution in the world economy, known as ‘globalization’. Generally, the term is connected to the rapid increase of the free movement of goods, capital, people, ideas, information and knowledge around the globe. This book contributes to the meso- and micro-economic literature on innovation and entrepreneurship in the global economy.

Extending our understanding of the many different ways that innovation and entrepreneurship contribute to economic development and growth in a globalized economy, the expert contributors highlight that the current wave of globalization has been a period of exceptional entrepreneurship both among large multinational firms and among independent entrepreneurs. They demonstrate that location matters for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and clarify that public policy in a globalized economy must stress knowledge and ideas as the source of competitiveness and economic growth.

Both graduates and post graduates, along with university researchers, will find this book to be useful in their studies, particularly those with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship research, regional economics, economic geography and international economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783477319
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 07/15/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus of the Economics of Technological Change, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University and Professor Emeritus of Industrial Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Urban Gråsjö, PhD, School of Business, Economics and IT, University West, Trollhättan and Sofia Wixe, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE), Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Table of Contents



Charlie Karlsson, Urban Gråsjö and Sofia Wixe


1. R&D Investments and Firm Survival Across Regions

María Jesús Abellán Madrid, Antonio García-Tabuenca and Cristina Suárez Gálvez

2. Universities and Public Research Institutes as Collaboration Partners for Firms

Anders Broström and Maureen McKelvey

3. Technological Advancement through Imitation by Industry Incumbents in Strategic Alliances

Nerine Mary George, Sergey Anokhin, Vinit Parida and Joakim Wincent

4. Continuing Corporate Growth and Inter-organizational Collaboration of International New Ventures in Sweden

Jan Abrahamsson, Håkan Boter and Vladimir Vanyushyn

5. Routines - Do they Stimulate or Hinder Learning and Innovation in Industrial Production?

Knut Ingar Westeren


6. Creativity Spillover of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from European Cities

David B. Audretsch and Maksim Belitski

7. Start-up rates, Entrepreneurship Culture and the Business Cycle: Swedish Patterns from National and Regional Data

Martin Andersson

8. Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Agglomeration in High-tech Industries in the USA

Cathy Yang Liu, Gary Painter and Qingfang Wang

9. Broadband Internet and New Firm Formation: A US Perspective

Jitendra Parajuli and Kingsley E. Haynes

10. When Being Wrong Might be Right: On Overconfidence as an Evolutionary Mechanism of Nascent Entrepreneurs

Martin G. A. Svensson


11. Manufacturing Renaissance: Return of Manufacturing to Western Countries

Sam Tavassoli, Babak Kianian and Tobias C. Larsson

12. Closing the Gap: Empirical Evidence on Firm's Innovation, Productivity, and Exports

Viroj Jienwatcharamongkhol and Sam Tavassoli

13. Infrastructure Endowment, Social Capital and Outsourcing: Evidence from Emilia Romagna, Italy

Roberto Antonietti, Maria Rosaria Ferrante and Riccardo Leoncini


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