Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe: Theory, Practice and Policy in Innovation and Innovation Systems

Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe: Theory, Practice and Policy in Innovation and Innovation Systems

By: Keith Halcro (author), Lautaro Guera Genskowsky (author), Kevin Grant (author), Mark Anderson (author), Julio Mario Rodriguez Devis (author), David Edgar (author)Hardback

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Latin America represents one of the most dynamic business regions in the world. Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe explores the need for training innovation professionals, identifies appropriate strategies and best practice for ensuring its delivery, and reflects the outcomes of a major innovation and knowledge transfer project. Academics, business professionals, policy makers, and trade representatives, all contribute to review the literature and existing practices of innovation, and explore the often misunderstood and contested terrain that surrounds innovation theory, policy and practice. In this book you will find a comparative insight into Latin American and European approaches to innovation management and innovation in practice, and an examination of how innovative ideas are exploited for a specifically Latin American context. With chapters which offer insights from both academics and practitioners, the text offers a refreshing, contemporary and trans-national perspective and a clear, concise and enriching discussion on the interplay between research, policy and practice. Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe will appeal to academics and researchers, higher level students, policy makers and business leaders, particularly those with any interest in Latin America.

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Mark Anderson is International Projects Manager at Glasgow Caledonian University and Coordinator of the KICKSTART project, an EU funded project that aims to create systems for innovation teaching and support in Latin America. Dr David Edgar is Professor of Strategy and Business Transformation at Glasgow School for Business and Society. Dr Kevin Grant, is Head of Department of Informatics, at London South Bank University. Dr Keith Halcro is Head of Subject (Management: Innovation, Operations & Strategy) at Glasgow Caledonian University. Julio Mario Rodriguez Devis, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa MarA-a (UTFSM), ValparaA-so, Chile. Lautaro Guerra Genskowsky, Professor at Informatcs Departament at Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa MarA-a (UTFSM), ValparaA-so, Chile.


Contents: Introduction: Innovation in Latin America and the role of KICKSTART 1, Mark Anderson, David Edgar, Kevin Grant, Keith Halcro, Julio Mario Rodriguez Devis and Lautaro Guerra Genskowsky; Innovation in practice and practising innovation: making sense of a contested area - a conceptual framework for educators, David Edgar, Kevin Grant, Peter Duncan, Ann Smith and Keith Halcro; Nuances in entrepreneurial and innovative activity: developing an understanding through regional studies from Latin America and Europe, Anne Smith, Bryan Temple and David Edgar; Generating innovation through knowledge exchange: capturing lessons learned, Laura Meagher; The use of intellectual property in Latin American higher education institutions, Alexandra Mayr with Maria Cruz Barluenga and Aliandra Barlete; Fostering innovation and technology transfer in the renewable energy sector at Latin American higher education institutions: findings from a labour market survey undertaken as part of the JELARE project, Julia Gottwald, Walter Leal Filho and Youssef Ahmad Youssef; A model for innovation and global competitiveness: the Monterrey international city of knowledge program (MICK), Martha Leal-GonzA!lez, Jaime Parada-Avila, Marcela Georgina GA^3mez-ZermeA+-o and Lorena AlemA!n de la Garza; The socioeconomics of digital ecosystems research: policy analysis and methodological tools from an Argentinian case study, Lorena Rivera LeA^3n, Rodrigo Kataishi and Paolo Dini; Disseminating innovation by improving individual capabilities: a Brazilian experience, Davide Diamantini and Mariangela Tommasone; Vertical integrative innovation, Guillermo Solano Fuentes; Conclusion; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781409419013
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781409419013
  • weight: 758
  • ISBN10: 1409419010

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