Technology and knowledge are two of the most important factors for maintaining a competitive advantage in today's global economy. This book examines recent trends in the analysis of knowledge and technology from an evolutionary perspective.
Technology and Knowledge emphasizes the importance of knowledge in the creation of technological change and innovation. The authors examine the role of knowledge underlying innovation, and the flows of knowledge and other interactions between and within firms. Combining empirical work with simulations to solve models which are too complex to be understood analytically, the book presents a balanced and complementary approach to an area that is critically important for economic growth and international competitiveness.
This book will be warmly welcomed by academics working in the fields of technological change, innovation, knowledge and industrial organization.
Edited by Pier Paolo Saviotti, INRA-SERD, Pierre Mendes University, Grenoble and IDEFI-CNRS-UNSA Sophia-Antipolis, France and Bart Nooteboom, Professor Emeritus, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Contents: Introduction 1. Investigating Innovation Strategies in an Artificial Industry 2. Monopoly and Perfect Competition 3. University Knowledge and Innovation Activities 4. The Empirical Performance of a New Inter-industry Technology Spillover Measure 5. Classifying Technological Systems 6. The Effects of Productive and Technology Specialization on Inter-firm Technological Cooperation 7. Organizational Dynamics and the Evolutionary Dilemma Between Diversity and Standardization in Mission-oriented Research Programmes 8. Surviving Technological Discontinuities through Evolutionary Systems of Innovation 9. The Properties of Routines 10. Persistence and Change of Economic Institutions Index