This informative book provides an extensive study in the fields of industry structure, firm strategy and public policy through the use of network concepts and indicators. It also elucidates many of the complexities and challenges involved.
The contributors explore the role of networks in industries, reflecting a belief that some of the most important analytical and policy questions related to networks must fully consider the industry level. This includes examining the very structure of industries, the role of relationships in different sectoral systems of production and innovation, and the delineation of real industry boundaries.
Innovation Networks in Industries will be a useful enhancement to the studies of postgraduate students in the fields of innovation, industrial economics and strategy. It will also be an invaluable guidance tool for academic researchers and policy-makers.
Edited by Franco Malerba, Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Management and Technology and President of ICRIOS , Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and Nicholas S. Vonortas, Professor, Center for International Science and Technology Policy & Department of Economics, The George Washington University, US
Contents: Preface 1. Innovation Networks in Industries and Sectoral Systems: An Introduction Franco Malerba and Nicholas S. Vonortas PART I: THE CURRENT STATE OF KNOWLEDGE 2. Innovation Networks in Industry Nicholas S. Vonortas 3. The Dynamics of Networks and the Evolution of Industries: A Survey of the Empirical Literature Lorenzo Zirulia PART II: VARIETY OF NETWORKS IN INDUSTRIES AND SECTORAL SYSTEMS 4. Measuring the Corporate Web of Science: Research and Partnership Networks within the European Pharmaceutical Industry Robert J.W. Tijssen 5. Knowledge Search and Strategic Alliance: Evidence from the Electronics Industry Stefano Breschi, Lorenzo Cassi and Franco Malerba 6. Partnership Networks and Knowledge Networks in Five Sectors Koichiro Okamura and Nicholas S. Vonortas 7. What do you Mean by `Mobile'? Multi-applicant Inventors in the European Biotechnology Industry Francesco Laforgia and Francesco Lissoni 8. Science as a Communications Network: An Illustration of Nanoscale Science Research Caroline S. Wagner and Susan A. Mohrman PART III: PUBLIC POLICIES FOR NETWORKING IN ICT 9. European Policy Favouring Networks in ICT Stefano Breschi, Lorenzo Cassi, Franco Malerba and Nicholas S. Vonortas 10. Evaluating the Links between Research and Deployment Networks of Innovation in Information Society in Europe Lorenzo Cassi, Nicoletta Corrocher, Franco Malerba and Nicholas S. Vonortas Index