Micro-Foundations for Innovation Policy

Bart Nooteboom and Erik Stam

Bart Nooteboom and Erik Stam

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

385 pages | 6-3/4 x 9-7/10
Paper $54.95 ISBN: 9789053565827 Published December 2008 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
In economics, business, and government policy, innovation policy requires the creation of new approaches to a whole range of activities. This edited volume engagingly explores the roles of individuals and organizations involved in the creation and application of innovations. Covering topics as diverse as the macro-economic importance of innovation, theories of knowledge and learning, entrepreneurship, education and research, organizational innovation, networks, and regional innovation systems, Micro-Foundations for Innovation Policy provides critical insights into the development of innovation policy.
Executive summary
1. Innovation, the economy, and policy
2. Innovation and macroeconomics
3. Learning, discovery, and collaboration
4. Research, higher education, and innovation
5. Entrepreneurship and innovation
6. Barriers to innovation
7. Collaboration, trust, and the structure of relationships
8. Innovation and organisation
9. Innovation and creativity in organisations: individual and work team research findings and implications for government policy
10. Inter-organisational networks and innovation
11. Regional innovation policy
12. Conclusions for innovation policy: Opening in fours
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