Innovation in Multinational Corporations in the Information Age: The Experience of the European ICT Industry (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovat

Innovation in Multinational Corporations in the Information Age: The Experience of the European ICT Industry (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovat

By: Grazia D. Santangelo (author)Hardback

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This title investigates the production of information communication technology (ICT) through multinational corporations worldwide, and particularly in Europe. Questions relating to the management of corporate technological portfolio and the management of corporate research activity are addressed, and sectoral specialization along with the geographical location of corporate technological development are analysed. It shows viewpoints on the changing boundaries of the international firm and the evolution of corporate learning in a more complex technological system. The increasing significance of regions as units of spatial competition is highlighted, and the analysis of ICT provides an insight into business strategy and policy making agendas.

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Contents

Introduction - the aims of the book, the information age and the new challenges to MNCs' competitiveness, the European dimension, patents as technological indicators, outline of the book, appendices. Part 1 Location, innovative activity and MNCs: the geography of innovation and local embeddedness - tacit "versus" codified knowledge - methodological notes, globalization trends in the information age, tacit and codified knowledge -cross-industry differences, a case study approach - electronic versus non-electronic corporations, the significance of the host country dimension, conclusions; the management of corporate technological portfolios - rationalization "versus" diversification - methodological notes, MNCs and the "optimal" balance of technological diversification, conclusions; globalization and innovation management - methodological notes, MNCs and the new avenues to technological globalization, the two avenues - technological diversification and interrelatedness, conclusions. Part 2 The experience of the European ICT industry: the evolution of European corporate competencies in ICT -methodological notes, general trends of European ICT competencies, competencies dynamics in the European ICT industry, conclusions; the dynamics of corporate competencies and STPs - methodological notes, general trends in STPS in the European ICT industry, competencies dynamics in corporate STPS in the European ICT industry, conclusions, appendix; locational aspects of ICT corporate technological development - some evidence for German, Italian and UK regions - methodological notes, the national and regional dimension in Germany, Italy and UK, co-location and co-specialization in the European ICT industry, conclusions. Part 3 Concluding remarks and implications: conclusions - context-dependency, industrial models of innovation and corporate learning - codificability "versus" tacitness in the innovation process, industrial typologies of models of innovation, the evolution of corporate learning, perspectives for future research; management issues and policy implications - innovation in MNCs, innovation and local systems.

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/08/2002
  • ISBN13: 9781840647310
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781840647310
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 1840647310

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