The first book in this important new series, under the general editorship of Nobel Laureate Robert Solow, Institutions, Innovation and Growth assembles a stellar cast of international contributors. Leading economists join the debate on innovation and economic growth, focussing on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from labour markets to corporate governance. Growth paths within the OECD are also assessed, with particular emphasis on contrasts between US and European models. The book seeks to identify those institutional factors, taking into account different national trajectories, which might serve to promote economic growth in Europe.
As with all books in this series, Institutions, Innovation and Growth offers cutting edge research that is relevant to the world in which we live. It will be essential reading for scholars, policymakers and interested readers concerned with the economic challenges facing Europe in the twenty-first century.
Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut, Director, Cournot Centre, Paris, France
Contents: Preface Introduction by Robert M. Solow 1. The Transformation of Corporate Organization in Europe: An Overview 2. Adapting European Labour Institutions to Global Economic and Technological Change 3. Activating Labour Market Policy: `Flexicurity' Through Transitional Labour Markets 4. Transnational Technical Communities and Regional Growth in the Periphery 5. The Mechanisms of Information Technology's Contribution to Economic Growth 6. Empirical Estimates of the Relationship Between Product Market Competition and Innovation 7. Cooperation, Creativity and Closure in Scientific Research Networks: Modelling the Dynamics of Epistemic Communities 8. The Diversity of Social Systems of Innovation and Production During the 1990s 9. An Overview of Sustainable Forms of Growth: The Economic Institutions of a European Model Index