The Globalizing Learning Economy

Paperback | September 15, 2002

EditorDaniele Archibugi, Bengt-Ake Lundvall

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This volume analyses some of the major current trends and policy challenges in the 'new economy' from the point of view of technical innovation and competence building. It brings together the leading European expertise on different topics in this field. Together the authors give a picture of the most dramatic new challenges in a world where competition is becoming increasingly knowledge-based and global. Why has the US economy been able to realise a so-called new economy based on the effective exploitation of information technology while Europestill suffers from chronic high rates of unemployment? How is it that contemporary economic systems have become more knowledge-intensive but social inequality, both within and across countries, is increasing?The contributors to this volume share the belief that knowledge is a fundamental component of economic growth and welfare. However, the ways in which knowledge is transmitted and distributed among economic agents requires shaping by public policies. The individual chapters report on the mostsignificant policies adopted and assess them in the light of the European experience in comparison with the United States and Japan.

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This volume analyses some of the major current trends and policy challenges in the 'new economy' from the point of view of technical innovation and competence building. It brings together the leading European expertise on different topics in this field. Together the authors give a picture of the most dramatic new challenges in a world ...

Daniele Archibugi is a technological director at the Italian National Research Council. He has written extensively on the globalization of technology, the measurement of innovation, and the impact of innovation on economic performance. Bengt-Ake Lundvall is Professor of Economics at the Department of Business Studies, Aalborg Universi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:September 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199258171

ISBN - 13:9780199258178

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Daniele Archibugi and Bengt-Ake Lundvall: Introduction: Europe and the Learning EconomyPart One: Europe in Global Competition1. Luc Soete: The New Economy: A European Perspective2. Jan Fagerberg: Europe at the Crossroads: The Challenge from Innovation-Based GrowthPart Two: New Trends in Firm Organization, Competition, and Co-operation3. Patrick Cohendet and Pierre-Benoit Joly: The Production of Technological Knowledge: New Issues in a Learning Economy4. Pedro Conceicao and Manuel Heitor: Universities in the Learning Economy: Balancing Institutional Integrity with Organizational Diversity5. Mark Tomlinson: A New Role for Business Services in Economic GrowthPart Three: The Globalizing Innovation Process6. Daniele Archibugi and Simona Iammarino: The Globalization of Technology and National Policies7. Lynn K. Mytelka: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Inter-firm Technology Agreements in the Global Learning EconomyPart Four: New Challenges in Europe: Inequality, Sustainability, and Organizational Innovation8. Chris Freeman: The Learning Economy and International Inequality9. Gerd Schienstock: Social Exclusion in the Learning Economy10. Frieder Meyer-Krahmer: Industrial Innovation and Sustainability: Conflicts and Coherence11. Benjamin Coriat: Organizational Innovation in European Firms: A Critical Overview of the Survey EvidencePart Five: Innovation Policy in the New Context12. Charles Edquist: Innovation Policy: A Systemic Approach13. Margaret Sharp: The Need for New Perspectives in European Commission Innovation Policy14. Jens Nyholm, Lars Normann, Clauss Frelle-Petersen, Matk Riis, and Peter Torstensen: Innovation Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy: Can Theory Guide Policy Making?15. Bengt-Ake Lundvall: Innovation Policy in the Globalizing Learning Economy

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`This book should be taken seriously if globalization means anything more than doing things the American way worldwide.'Professor Keith Pavitt, Academy of Management Journal