High Technology, Productivity And Networks: A Systemic Approach to SME Development

Hardcover | July 8, 2008

EditorMario Davide Parrilli, Roger Sugden, Patrizio Bianchi

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This book provides a comprehensive view of the development of specific sectors, territories and institutions. The book offers a systemic and compact approach to analysing the development process in specific locations and countries.

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This book provides a comprehensive view of the development of specific sectors, territories and institutions. The book offers a systemic and compact approach to analysing the development process in specific locations and countries.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:July 8, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230553532

ISBN - 13:9780230553538

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PART I: INTRODUCTION * High Technology, Productivity and Linkages: A Systemic Approach to the Development of SMEs--M. D. Parrilli * PART II: THE PROMOTION OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY * The Regional Innovation System in Emilia-Romagna--L. Ramaciotti * SMEs in High-Tech Industries: The Case of Biotech Firms in the U.S.--S. Schweitzer and M. Di Tommaso * Knowledge-Based Firms in Latin America: Factors for Development--H. Kantis and P. Angelelli * Territorial Development Based on Technological Promotion: The Case of 3IE in Valparaiso, Chile--A. Arata and R. Cabrera * PART III: PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH IN TRADITIONAL SMEs * Productivity Growth in Traditional SMEs--N. Bellini * Entrepreneurship: Contribution to Growth and to Public Welfare?--M. J. Aranguren, D. Audretsch, and M .Callejon * Costa Rican SMEs: Competition Based on Costs or on Productivity and Competitiveness?--J. Aguilar and M. Elizondo * PART IV: THE PROMOTION OF NETWORKS AND LINKAGES * Networks and Knowledge in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Implications for Developing Countries--S. Sacchetti and R. Sugden * SMEs and Local Production Systems in Brazil: Global and Local Chains--R. Garcia, W. Suzigan, and J. Furtado * The Importance of Social Capital in the Relationships between Large Firms and Networks of Firms and Implications for Industrial Policy--S. Labory * Trust and Social Capital as Intangible Factors for Development--L. De Propris * Trajectories of Urban Clusters and Opportunities for Endogenous Development in Developing Countries--P. Knorringa * Small Firms and Industrial Districts--M. Bellandi * Regional Development, SMEs in Plural Economies: The Centre-West Region of Mexico--F. Cadena and A. Saviñon * A Sector Approach on Policies for Clusters and Global Value Chains in Latin America--C. Pietrobelli and R. Rabellotti * Conclusions--P. Bianchi