How Europe's Economies Learn: Coordinating Competing Models by Edward LorenzHow Europe's Economies Learn: Coordinating Competing Models by Edward Lorenz

How Europe's Economies Learn: Coordinating Competing Models

EditorEdward Lorenz, Bengt-Ake Lundvall

Hardcover | January 7, 2007

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When seeking to bench mark the performance of European economies, commentators often look to compare them to the economies of Japan and the United States. How Europe's Economies Learn shows how this is seriously misleading, and how any such comparison needs to be complemented with an understanding of the fundamental differences between Europe's economies. The contributors provide an up-to-date description and analysis of the way differences in state systems and institutional contexts, such as labour markets, education and training systems, and financial systems, shape learning processes and innovation performance across the member nations of theEuropean Union. In doing so, it draws important conclusion for how policy strategies should be designed at the national and European levels in order to further promote the goals of the Lisbon process.
Edward Lorenz was awarded a BS in Economics from MIT in 1975, an MA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 1983. He is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. He also holds the posts of Research Associate at the...
Title:How Europe's Economies Learn: Coordinating Competing ModelsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.26 inPublished:January 7, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199203199

ISBN - 13:9780199203192


Table of Contents

1. Edward Lorenz and Bengt-Ake Lundvall: Understanding European systems of competence buildingPart I Diversity in European Systems of Competence Building2. Mark Tomlinson: Do national systems converge?3. Mei Ho and Bart Verspagen: Do national borders matter for knowledge flows and innovation diffusion?4. Aadne Cappelen: Differences in learning and inequalityPart II Organization, Labour Markets and Corporate Governance5. Alice Lam and Bengt-Ake Lundvall: Learning organizations and national systems of competence building6. Edward Lorenz and Antoine Valeyre: Organizational forms and innovative performance: a comparison of the EU-157. Peter Nielsen and Bengt-Aake Lundvall: Learning organizations and industrial relations: How the Danish economy learns8. Andrew Tylecote: Organizational structure and the diffusion of new forms of corporate governance in EuropePart III Education Systems and Science-industry Links9. Giovanni Dosi, Patrick Llerena and Mauro Sylos Labini: Science-technology-industry links and the 'European Paradox'10. Patrick Cohendet, , Chantale Mailhot and Veronique Schaeffer: European universities under the pressure of globalization11. Eric Verdier: European education systems and their contribution to the learning economy12. Caroline Lanciano-Morandat and Hiroatsu Nohara: Science-industry links and the labour markets for PhDs13. Christian Bessy: Competence certification and the reform of vocational education: a comparison of the UK, France and GermanyPart IV Multi-level Governance and Policy Options14. Richard Whitley: Innovation systems and institutional regimes in Europe: The impact of multi-tiered governance on national and sectoral levels of organization15. Maria Rodrigues: National strategies of transition to a knowledge economy in the European Union- learning, innovation and the open method of coordination16. Bengt- Ake Lundvall and Edward Lorenz: Welfare systems and national systems of innovation

Editorial Reviews

`The knowledge economy is said to be the future of Europe. The scholars, here assembled, display their quite extensive and diversified expertise in order tocarefully investigate why and how the learning economy requires definite complementarities between the academic world, the innovationsystem, the organisation of welfare and firms. They argue that the diversity of institutionalized learning processes is a chance and an invitation to redesign most domestic and European policies. The clarity of the diagnosis is a source of hope for renewed economic dynamism in Europe.'Robert Boyer, Directeur de Recherche, CNRS-CEPREMAP