Systems of Innovation: Growth, Competitiveness and Employment (Elgar Mini Series)

Systems of Innovation: Growth, Competitiveness and Employment (Elgar Mini Series)

By: Charles Edquist (author), Maureen McKelvey (author), Charles Equist (editor), Charles Edquist (editor), Maureen McKelvey (editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


This comprehensive two volume collection is designed to introduce the reader to the systems of innovation literature. This is the first time that one major reference collection brings together some of the best known and most provocative literature from a variety of different perspectives, such as national, sectoral and regional systems of innovation. Classics such as the seminal papers by Schumpeter and List as well as modern authors are included, and the collection focuses on issues of economic growth, competitiveness and employment. Systems of Innovation will be essential reading for researchers and practitioners and will be an invaluable source of reference for use in innovation courses at university level.

About Author

Edited by Charles Edquist, Professor, CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden and Maureen McKelvey, Professor of Industrial Management, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Contents: Volume I: Acknowledgements * Introduction Part I An Introduction to Systems of Innovation 1. Charles Edquist (1997), `Systems of Innovation Approaches - Their Emergence and Characteristics' Part II National Systems of Innovation 2. Chris Freeman (1995), `The "National System of Innovation" in Historical Perspective' 3. Bengt-Ake Lundvall (1992), `Introduction' 4. Parimal Patel and Keith Pavitt (1994), `National Innovation Systems: Why They are Important, and How They Might be Measured and Compared' 5. Jorge Niosi, Paolo Saviotti, Bertrand Bellon and Michael Crow (1993), `National Systems of Innovation: In Search of a Workable Concept' Part III Regional Systems of Innovation 6. Michael Storper (1995), `The Resurgence of Regional Economies, Ten Years Later: The Region as a Nexus of Untraded Interdependencies' 7. Philip Cooke, Mikel Gomez Uranga and Goio Etxebarria (1997), `Regional Innovation Systems: Institutional and Organisational Dimensions' 8. Alfred Marshall (1947), `Industrial Organization, Continued. The Concentration of Specialized Industries in Particular Localities' 9. Anders Malmberg and Peter Maskell (1997), `Towards an Explanation of Regional Specialization and Industry Agglomeration' 10. Anna Lee Saxenian (1996), `Inside-Out: Regional Networks and Industrial Adaptation in Silicon Valley and Route 128' Part IV Sectoral and Technological Systems 11. B. Carlsson and R. Stankiewicz (1991), `On the Nature, Function and Composition of Technological Systems' 12. Erik Dahmen (1988), `"Development Blocks" in Industrial Economics' 13. Stefano Breschi and Franco Malerba (1997), `Sectoral Innovation Systems: Technological Regimes, Schumpeterian Dynamics, and Spatial Boundaries' 14. Richard R. Nelson (1996), `The Evolution of Comparative or Competitive Advantage: A Preliminary Report on a Study' 15. Michael E. Porter (1998), `Clusters and the New Economics of Competition' 16. William Lazonick (1993), `Industry Clusters versus Global Webs: Organizational Capabilities in the American Economy' 17. Jan Fagerberg (1995), `User-Producer Interaction, Learning and Comparative Advantage' Part V Case Studies of Systems of Innovation 18. Richard R. Nelson (1992), `National Innovation Systems: A Retrospective on a Study' 19. Linsu Kim (1993), `National System of Industrial Innovation: Dynamics of Capability Building in Korea' 20. Ludovico Alcorta and Wilson Peres (1998), `Innovation Systems and Technological Specialization in Latin America and the Caribbean' 21. Susan Bartholomew (1997), `National Systems of Biotechnology Innovation: Complex Interdependence in the Global System' 22. Bo Carlsson (1995), `The Technological System for Factory Automation: An International Comparison' Name Index Volume II: Part I Interactive Learning and Networks of Innovation 1. Stephen J. Kline and Nathan Rosenberg (1986), `An Overview of Innovation' 2. Chris DeBresson and Fernand Amesse (1991), `Networks of Innovators: A Review and Introduction to the Issue' 3. Bengt-Ake Lundvall (1988), `Innovation as an Interactive Process: From User-Producer Interaction to the National Systems of Innovation' Part II Evolutionary Theories of Innovation 4. Joseph A. Schumpeter (1979/1976), `The Process of Creative Destruction' 5. Richard R. Nelson and Sidney G. Winter (1977), `In Search of a Useful Theory of Innovation' 6. Giovanni Dosi (1988), `The Nature of the Innovative Process' 7. Maureen McKelvey (1997), `Using Evolutionary Theory to Define Systems of Innovation' Part III Institutional Theories 8. Charles Edquist and Bjoern Johnson (1997), `Institutions and Organisations in Systems of Innovation' 9. John Zysman (1994), `How Institutions Create Historically Rooted Trajectories of Growth' 10. Friedrich List (1885), `The National Division of Commercial Operations and the Confederation of the National Productive Forces' 11. Nathan Rosenberg (1960), `Some Institutional Aspects of the Wealth of Nations' Part IV Innovations, Growth and Employment 12. Moses Abramovitz (1989), `The Proximate Sources of Growth', `The Search for Deeper Causes: Technological Effort as Investment', `The Search for Deeper Causes: National and Historical Determinants' and `Longer Thoughts about Long-term Growth' 13. Birgitte Gregersen and Bjoern Johnson (1998), `How do Innovations Affect Economic Growth? Some Different Approaches in Economics' 14. Richard R. Nelson (1990), `Capitalism as an Engine of Progress' 15. Charles Edquist, Leif Hommen and Maureen McKelvey (1998), `Product Versus Process Innovation: Implications for Employment' Part V Dynamics of Government Policy and Firm Strategy 16. J.S. Metcalfe (1997), `Science Policy and Technology Policy in a Competitive Economy' 17. Richard G. Lipsey and Kenneth Carlaw (1998), `Technology Policy: Basic Concepts' 18. Maureen McKelvey and Francois Texier (2000), `Surviving Technological Discontinuities through Evolutionary Systems of Innovation: Ericsson and Mobile Telecommunication' 19. Bo Carlsson and Staffan Jacobsson (1997), `Diversity Creation and Technological Systems: A Technology Policy Perspective' 20. Michael Borrus and Jay Stowsky (1998), `Technology Policy and Economic Growth' 21. Charles Edquist, Leif Hommen, Bjoern Johnson, Tarmo Lemola, Franco Malerba, Thomas Reiss and Keith Smith (1998), `The Systems of Innovation Approach and its General Policy Implications' and `Specific Policy Implications of ISE and its Sub-projects' Name Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781858985732
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1136
  • ID: 9781858985732
  • ISBN10: 1858985730

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly