Network Dynamics In Emerging Regions Of Europe

Network Dynamics In Emerging Regions Of Europe

by David A Dyker
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Imperial College Press


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Network Dynamics In Emerging Regions Of Europe

This important book focuses on post-Lisbon Agenda issues of alignment and misalignment on different dimensions of European society and the European economy, including industrial systems, R&D systems, educational systems and job markets. It also looks in particular at the peripheral regions of Europe — the less developed parts of ‘old’ Europe, the parts of old Europe that are outside or only half-inside the EU, the new member-states of the EU, and Turkey as the most important EU candidate country. It takes as its methodological starting point the theory of network alignment as developed in SPRU, notably by Nick von Tunzelmann, and builds on this to produce an incisive assessment of the institutions, individual actors and markets that drive the knowledge economy. In all of this, it sets the European picture firmly in the context of global developments in investment, labour and intellectual property flows. Key authors include the editor himself, von Tunzelmann, Andrea Salavetz of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Matija Rojec of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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ISBN-13: 9781848163737
Publisher: Imperial College Press
Publication date: 04/22/2010
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v

List of Tables xi

List of Figures xv

List of Contributors xix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Alignment, Misalignment and Dynamic Network-Based Capabilities Nick von Tunzelmann 3

Section 1 Innovation Networks 23

Chapter 2 The UK Innovation System, from a Misalignment Perspective Nick von Tunzelmann 25

Chapter 3 Still Divided by Transformation? Characteristic Features of the German Innovation System and the Barriers to Extending It to East Germany Peter Franz 45

Chapter 4 The Governance and Management of Technical Change in Transition Countries David A. Dyker 63

Chapter 5 Mutual Perception of Science and Industry in Innovation Networks - Evidence from East Germany Jutta Günther Cornelia Lang 87

Chapter 6 The Slovakian Innovation System - Why Does It Not Work? Silvester Salis 109

Section 2 Labour Markets, Job Matching and Social Networking 131

Chapter 7 Job Matching, Human Capital Accumulation and Economic Development David A. Dyker 133

Chapter 8 Human Capital and Skills in Hungary - Matching Demand and Supply Andrea Szalavetz 143

Chapter 9 Labour Market Constraints In Romania: The Challenge of Skill Mismatch in a Transforming Economy Dragos Pislaru 159

Chapter 10 Horizontal and Vertical Mismatch in the Labour Market among Graduate Students with Generic or Vocational Higher Education Pål Børing 185

Chapter 11 Human Resources and Skills Gap in a Regional Context: The Case of Campania Maria Del Sorbo 207

Chapter 12 Urbanisation and Network Alignment Issues in Istanbul: Informal Networks in Housing and Labour Markets Ozge Aktas 233

Section 3 Industrial Networks and International Spillovers 253

Chapter 13 Knowledge Spillovers, Innovation and Firm-Level Productivity Growth in Slovenia Joze P. Damijan Crt Kostevc Matija Rojec Andreja Jaklic 255

Chapter 14 The Impact of Technology on Skills in Estonian Wood-Based Industries Kadri Ukrainski 277

Chapter 15 FDI and the National Innovation System - Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe Jutta Günther Björn Jindra Johannes Stephan 303

Chapter 16 The Impact of Outward FDI on Home-Country Employment in a Low-Cost Transition Economy Jaan Masso Urmas Varblane Priit Vahter 333

Chapter 17 Network Alignment in the Automotive Clusters of Turkey and Poland Guldem Ozatagan 361

Index 385

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