Innovation and Growth: From RandD Strategies of Innovating Firms to Economy-wide Technological…

Hardcover | October 20, 2012

EditorMartin Andersson, Borje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson

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This volume provides an understanding of firms' RandD and innovation strategies and their economy-wide consequences. It is based on the premise that differences in firm-level returns, as well as economy-wide outcomes, may be linked to the heterogeneous ways in which firms organize andundertake RandD and innovation activities. It emphasizes innovation strategies of innovating firms, and reflects that innovation efforts do not represent a uniform type of expenditure. Organized into three parts the volume moves from the micro to the macro-level. This structure highlights the notion that RandD and innovation and growth are two interdependent perspectives. The first of these is micro-oriented and focuses on innovation processes of firms, where RandD activities andother innovation efforts give rise to consequences such as a strengthening of resource bases, growth of sales and employment, patents, new products, increasing productivity and profits, and improved chances of survival. The second perspective comprises economy-wide effects in the form of overalltechnological change, growth in total factor productivity, and structural change processes, where certain sectors may benefit from new inputs from other sectors while others experience declining markets and reduced output.The book brings together contributions and perspectives from both economics and business scholars, and will appeal to academics, researchers, and students interested in RandD and innovation strategies, international business, business strategy, and the economics of technological change.

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This volume provides an understanding of firms' RandD and innovation strategies and their economy-wide consequences. It is based on the premise that differences in firm-level returns, as well as economy-wide outcomes, may be linked to the heterogeneous ways in which firms organize andundertake RandD and innovation activities. It emphas...

Martin Andersson is an economist by training and has a PhD in economics from the Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS). Before joining CIRCLE, Prof. Andersson worked as research coordinator at CESIS and post-doc researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and JIBS. His research focuses on innovation, trade and locati...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:October 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Martin Andersson, Borje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson, and Hans Loof: IntroductionPart I. Understanding the RandD Strategies of the Innovation Firm1. Paul Almeida and Anu Phene: Managing Knowledge Within and Outside the MNE2. Bart Verspagen and Tommy Clausen: The Dynamics of Innovation Strategies3. Katarina Blomkvist, Philip Kappen, and Ivo Zander: Superstar Subsidiaries of the Multinational Corporation- in Search of Origins and Drivers4. John Cantwell and Feng Zhang: Knowledge Accession Strategies and the Spatial Organization of RandDPart II. Firm-level Return to RandD Strategies5. Alfred Kleinknecht and Henk Jan Reinders: How Good Are Patents as Innovation Indicators? Evidence from German CIS Data6. Jacques Mairesse and Stephane Robin: The Importance of Research for Innovation and Productivity: Comparing Different Estimators of the Innovation Production Function7. Rene Belderbos, Geert Duysters, and Anna Sabidussi: RandD Collaboration and Innovative Performance8. Hans Loof, Borje Johansson, Martin Andersson, and Charlie Karlsson: RandD Strategy and Firm Performance, What is the Long-run Impact of Persistant RandD?Part III. Beyond the Firm - Economy-Wide Effects of RandD Strategies9. Cristiano Antonelli: Technological Congruence and Productivity Growth10. Edward Wolff: Spillover, Linkages and Productivity Growth in the US Economy, 1958 to 200711. Zoltan Acs: RandD Spillovers, Entrepreneurship, and Growth12. Pontus Braunerhjelm: Innovation and Growth, A Technical or Entrepreneurial Residual?13. David M. Hart: Framework Conditions for High-potential Entrepreneurship: a Theoretical Structure and Its ImplicationsPart IV. ReflectionsReflections