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Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Elias G Carayannis Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Elias G Carayannis
R20,621 Discovery Miles 206 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (CI2E) is a three-volume electronic and print reference that uniquely covers the broad spectrum of topics relating to the process of creativity and innovation, from a wide variety of perspectives (e.g., economics, management, psychology, anthropology, policy, technology, education, the arts) and modes (individual, organization, industry, nation, region). The resource is comprised of some 300 topical entries, definitions of key terms and concepts, and review essays, from a global array of more than 250 researchers, business executives, policymakers, and artists, illuminating the many facets of creativity and innovation, and highlighting their relationships to such universal concepts as knowledge management, economic opportunity, and sustainability. Entries feature description of key concepts and definition of terms, full-color illustrations, case examples, future directions for research and application, synonyms and cross-references, and bibliographic references.

The Innovation Union in Europe - A Socio-Economic Perspective on EU Integration (Hardcover): Elias G Carayannis, George M.... The Innovation Union in Europe - A Socio-Economic Perspective on EU Integration (Hardcover)
Elias G Carayannis, George M. Korres
R2,470 Discovery Miles 24 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

One of the most important economic events in recent decades has been the ongoing process of European integration. This book provides a basic yet rigorous understanding of the current issues and problems of economic integration and innovation in Europe, and argues that national or regional economic development depends mainly on technical change, social and human capital, and knowledge creation and diffusion. This is clearly evident in the role of the quadruple innovation helix of government, university, industry and civil society. Uniquely, the book examines the many aspects and consequences of the integration process that are obscure or as yet under-researched. The authors explore a wide range of topics, methodologies and perspectives in order to provide a stimulating and wide-ranging analysis. The Innovation Union in Europe will be of interest to students, economic theorists, empirical and social scientists, and policy makers as well as the informed general reader.

Handbook of Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy, and Cyber-Defense (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Elias G Carayannis, David F. J... Handbook of Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy, and Cyber-Defense (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Elias G Carayannis, David F. J Campbell, Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos
R11,355 Discovery Miles 113 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume covers a wide spectrum of issues relating to economic and political development enabled by information and communication technology (ICT). Showcasing contributions from researchers, industry leaders and policymakers, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities created by technological innovations that are profoundly affecting the dynamics of economic growth, promotion of democratic principles, and the protection of individual, national, and regional rights. Of particular interest is the influence of ICT on the generation and dissemination of knowledge, which, in turn, empowers citizens and accelerates change across all strata of society. Each essay features literature reviews and key references; definition of critical terms and concepts, case examples; implications for practice, policy and theory; and discussion of future directions. Representing such fields as management, political science, economics, law, psychology and education, the authors cover such timely topics as health care, energy and environmental policy, banking and finance, disaster recovery, investment in research and development, homeland security and diplomacy in the context of ICT and its economic, political and social impact.

Diversity in the Knowledge Economy and Society - Heterogeneity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Hardcover, illustrated... Diversity in the Knowledge Economy and Society - Heterogeneity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Elias G Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis, Age Mariussen
R3,189 Discovery Miles 31 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The key message of this book is that heterogeneity should be seen as an intrinsic and indispensable element of knowledge systems. The authors address the concept of heterogeneity in a multi-disciplinary fashion, including perspectives from evolutionary economics and innovation system studies, and relate this approach to existing theories in a broad range of fields. This book postulates that one approach to such a re-conceptualization is what we call the 'Mode 3' system consisting of 'Innovation Networks' and 'Knowledge Clusters' for knowledge creation, diffusion and use. This is a multi-layered, multi-modal, multi-nodal and multi-lateral system, encompassing complementary and mutually reinforcing innovation networks and knowledge clusters consisting of human and intellectual capital, shaped by social capital and underpinned by financial capital. Diversity in the Knowledge Economy and Society will appeal to academics and researchers of innovation and science, knowledge management and economics.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Diffusion of Startups (Hardcover): Elias G Carayannis, Giovanni B. Dagnino, Sharon Alvarez,... Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Diffusion of Startups (Hardcover)
Elias G Carayannis, Giovanni B. Dagnino, Sharon Alvarez, Rosario Faraci
R2,472 Discovery Miles 24 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Recently emerging from a remote corner of study, entrepreneurial ecosystems and startups are assuming an increasingly significant role in today's business world. This book constitutes a pioneering introduction to entrepreneurial ecosystems and startups, advancing the debate and providing unique and original coverage of the subject. In this book, leading international researchers provide a synopsis of the current literature, and push forwards the boundaries of the field, using case studies to illustrate the implications of both theory and practice. Chapters cover the emergence, dynamics and management of entrepreneurial ecosystems, offering tools, experimental evidence and practical examples that will be invaluable to those seeking a greater understanding of entrepreneurship and startup strategies. Providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject, and an array of intriguing insights, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and the Diffusion of Startups will be a vital resource for scholars and students studying entrepreneurship, strategic management and business. The presentation of practical and real-world implications of research will also prove of interest to practitioners.

Mastering Digital Transformation - Towards a Smarter Society, Economy, City and Nation (Paperback): Elias G Carayannis Mastering Digital Transformation - Towards a Smarter Society, Economy, City and Nation (Paperback)
Elias G Carayannis; Nagy K. Hanna
R990 R913 Discovery Miles 9 130 Save R77 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The information and communication technology revolution offers the promise of transforming economies and societies, and the risks of missing on a powerful techno-economic revolution and wasting scarce resources without much developmental impact. Some countries have mastered the process of digital transformation, and continue to realize substantial economic benefits. Others made substantial investments in the ICT infrastructure, with marginal impact. What makes for these differences among countries? Nagy Hanna presents a systematic approach to integrate ICT into development policies and programs across sectors of economy and society. This book bridges the current disconnect between the ICT specialists and their development counterparts in various sectors so as to harness the ongoing ICT revolution to maximize development impact and minimize downside risks. Posing a holistic and strategic framework that draws on lessons learned across all sectors to guide national leaders and development practitioners interested in moving from vision to action, it is an important work for researchers and students of ICT who aim to pursue innovative, inclusive and sustainable development paradigms.

The Future of Education and Labor (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Gerald Bast, Elias G Carayannis, David F. J Campbell The Future of Education and Labor (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Gerald Bast, Elias G Carayannis, David F. J Campbell
R2,608 Discovery Miles 26 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores the ways in which education impacts labor markets. Specifically, the contributions in this book indicate that the future of labor is creative, socially aware and inter-disciplinary while identifying the changes and innovations needed in our educational systems to meet this demand. Due to an increasing automatization (robotic manufacturing), the character of labor and work in general will change dramatically in the near future. This will be the case not only in the western countries, but also in the larger emerging economies in Asia, for example China and India. While societal environments, economy and the character of labor are increasingly in a process of dramatic changes, the educational systems and the leading principles of research about labor and employment are not changing adequately. Cross-disciplinary (inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary) thinking and learning is not the main focus of our educational systems. Consequently, the systems of academic research follow and apply disciplinary or even sub-disciplinary strategies, avoiding cross-disciplinary research approaches, and not supporting inter-disciplinary academic career models. This book introduces such strategic models to better prepare the next generation of workers for the new knowledge economy, and the future of democratic societies.

Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020): Elias G Carayannis Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020)
Elias G Carayannis
R30,307 Discovery Miles 303 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The second edition of this exhaustive work (ECIIE) comprehensively covers the broad spectrum of topics relating to the process of creativity and innovation, from a wide variety of perspectives (e.g., economics, management, psychology, anthropology, policy, technology, education, the arts) and modes (individual, organization, industry, nation, region). This edition includes some 400 topical entries, definitions of key terms and concepts and review essays, from a global array of more than 250 researchers, business executives, policymakers, and artists, illuminating the many facets of creativity and innovation and highlighting their relationships to such universal concepts as knowledge management, economic opportunity, and sustainability. Entries feature description of key concepts and definition of terms, full-color illustrations, case examples, future directions for research and application, synonyms and cross-references and bibliographic references.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Theory, Policy and Practice (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Elias G Carayannis, Elpida T. Samara,... Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Theory, Policy and Practice (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Elias G Carayannis, Elpida T. Samara, Yannis L. Bakouros
R2,821 R2,311 Discovery Miles 23 110 Save R510 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book aims to meet the needs of education and training in modern techniques of innovation and entrepreneurship, and focuses on the detailed presentation of successful business practices. As today's global economic landscape is changing rapidly, the ability of businesses to introduce new products and services to the market faster than their competitors is perhaps their most distinct competitive advantage. This becomes obvious by the significant market share that the most innovative companies gain while increasing profitability. Extensive research in this field has demonstrated that companies that are constantly innovating normally double their profits compared to others. Moreover, establishing successful practices and policies of innovation management, through which ideas evolve from conception through evaluation to implementation and commercialization, become the basis for economic growth at the firm, industry, national, regional, and global levels. Taking Greece as an example, this volume identifies systemic weaknesses in development of new products, risk capital, patenting, broadband penetration, lifelong training, investment in research on the part of firms, high-tech exports, and employment in medium-high-technology manufacturing that place the country at the bottom of the European Union in economic performance and threaten its potential to achieve sustainable growth. To address these weaknesses in Greece and similar countries around the world, the authors present a comprehensive overview of the principles of innovation and entrepreneurship, with particular respect to their relationships to knowledge, learning, and creativity. Drawing from a strong theoretical foundation, and illustrated through in-depth case studies and examples from both private and public sectors, the authors present a framework for innovation management that integrates research, education, practical application, and policy. Specific topics include technology transfer, intellectual property rights management, the practice of knowledge management intellectual capital investment, business incubators, and Cooperation Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).

Arts, Research, Innovation and Society (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Gerald Bast, Elias G Carayannis, David F. J Campbell Arts, Research, Innovation and Society (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Gerald Bast, Elias G Carayannis, David F. J Campbell
R3,395 R2,772 Discovery Miles 27 720 Save R623 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores - at the macro, meso and micro levels and in terms of qualitative as well as quantitative studies - theories, policies and practices about the contributions of artistic research and innovations towards defining new forms of knowledge, knowledge production, as well as knowledge diffusion, absorption and use. Artistic research, artistic innovations and arts-based innovations have been major transformers, as well as disruptors, of the ways in which societies, economies, and political systems perform. Ramifications here refer to the epistemic socio-economic, socio-political and socio-technical base and aesthetic considerations on the one hand, as well as to strategies, policies, and practices on the other, including sustainable enterprise excellence, considerations in the context of knowledge economies, societies and democracies. Creativity in general, and the arts in particular, are increasingly recognized as drivers of cultural, economic, political, social, and scientific innovation and development. This book examines how one could derive and develop insights in these areas from the four vantage points of Arts, Research, Innovation and Society. Among the principal questions that are examined include: - Could and should artists be researchers? - How are the systems of the Arts and Sciences connected and/or disconnected? - What is the impact of the arts in societal development? - How are the Arts interrelated with the mechanisms of generating social, scientific and economic innovation? As the inaugural book in the Arts, Research, Innovation and Society series, this book uses a thematically wide spectrum that serves as a general frame of reference for the entire series of books to come.

The Future of Education and Labor (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Gerald Bast, Elias G Carayannis, David F. J Campbell The Future of Education and Labor (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Gerald Bast, Elias G Carayannis, David F. J Campbell
R1,909 Discovery Miles 19 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores the ways in which education impacts labor markets. Specifically, the contributions in this book indicate that the future of labor is creative, socially aware and inter-disciplinary while identifying the changes and innovations needed in our educational systems to meet this demand. Due to an increasing automatization (robotic manufacturing), the character of labor and work in general will change dramatically in the near future. This will be the case not only in the western countries, but also in the larger emerging economies in Asia, for example China and India. While societal environments, economy and the character of labor are increasingly in a process of dramatic changes, the educational systems and the leading principles of research about labor and employment are not changing adequately. Cross-disciplinary (inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary) thinking and learning is not the main focus of our educational systems. Consequently, the systems of academic research follow and apply disciplinary or even sub-disciplinary strategies, avoiding cross-disciplinary research approaches, and not supporting inter-disciplinary academic career models. This book introduces such strategic models to better prepare the next generation of workers for the new knowledge economy, and the future of democratic societies.

European Socio-Economic Integration - Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Elias G Carayannis,... European Socio-Economic Integration - Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Elias G Carayannis, George M. Korres
R3,048 R2,595 Discovery Miles 25 950 Save R453 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Economic integration is one of the most noteworthy issues in international economic policy at the end of the twentieth century. The recent examples of the European Union (EU) and the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) have raised important questions about the economic integration process and the possible establishment of economic unions in other parts of the world. Against the backdrop of the financial crisis in Europe and prospects of increasing integration in Asia, this volume showcases research from an international array of researchers to provide a basic understanding of the current issues, problems, challenges, and opportunities for achieving integration, addressing both empirical and theoretical aspects of such topics as monetary union, social policy reform and social union, public finance and technology policy. The chapters in Part 1 are focused primarily on economic issues, while Part 2 covers on social policy, the welfare state, and political reforms, with a particular emphasis on the European Union. Among the questions addressed: What are the main determinants and implications for socio-economic integration? How can economic policy influence the growth and integration process? Why is innovation important for regional economic development? What has been the policy response so far and what lessons have we learned from it? And finally, what are our action lines for the future?

The Emergence of EU Defense Research Policy - From Innovation to Militarization (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Nikolaos ... The Emergence of EU Defense Research Policy - From Innovation to Militarization (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Nikolaos Karampekios, Iraklis Oikonomou, Elias G Carayannis
R4,202 R3,979 Discovery Miles 39 790 Save R223 (5%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores European security and defense R&D policy, unveiling the strategic, industrial, institutional and ideational sources of the European Commission's military research initiative. Starting from a well-defined empirical epicentre-the rise of non-civilian R&D priorities in the European Union-this book covers interrelated themes and topics such as approaches to arms production and R&D collaboration relationships between European R&D-related institutions technology and research foundations of European security policy past and present European armament collaborations transatlantic R&D collaboration the militarization of border security. Divided into 5 sections, the enclosed chapters explore the EU technology and innovation policy in regards to security, industrial competitiveness and military capabilities. The terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, 2001 provided a window of opportunity for the introduction of security as a distinct European R&D priority. In fact, since 2002, the Preparatory Action for Security Research (PASR) has funded 45 million euros to 39 research consortia to conduct security R&D. While the idea of pooling defense research efforts and programmes in Europe is not new, the establishment of institutions like the European Defense Agency (EDA) are a major step into institutionalizing European agencies involvement in supporting defense technology research. It is against this backdrop of policy developments that this book is positioned, in addition to addressing some of the political, economic, industrial and philosophical questions that arise. Featuring contributions from a variety of academic fields and industries, this book will be of interest to scholars, researchers, students and policy makers in the fields of security policy, international relations, innovation, European studies and military studies.

The Quadruple Innovation Helix Nexus - A Smart Growth Model, Quantitative Empirical Validation and Operationalization for OECD... The Quadruple Innovation Helix Nexus - A Smart Growth Model, Quantitative Empirical Validation and Operationalization for OECD Countries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Sara Paulina De Oliveira Monteiro, Elias G Carayannis
R3,054 R2,418 Discovery Miles 24 180 Save R636 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Quadruple Innovation Helix concept is the synthesis of top-down policies and practices from Government, University and Industry balanced and shaped by bottom-up initiatives and actions by Civil Society. In addition, of significance is the complementary expansion and completion of the Quadruple Innovation Helix by the concept of the Quintuple Innovation Helix, to which an all-encompassing fifth dimension was added, namely, the Environment. This book expertly defines the impact of public policies and productive public expenditures on innovation and economic growth in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Economic growth is managed by the creation of differentiated productive units that interact with each other and complement each other in the production of continuous innovation. This book provides a theoretical model of economic growth to demonstrate the importance of governments in promoting innovation. It is a seminal read which scholars, governments, and NGOs will find greatly beneficial.

Student Entrepreneurship in the Social Knowledge Economy - Successful Cases and Management Practices (Paperback, Softcover... Student Entrepreneurship in the Social Knowledge Economy - Successful Cases and Management Practices (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014)
Manlio Del Giudice, Maria Rosaria Della Peruta, Elias G Carayannis
R2,838 Discovery Miles 28 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Traditionally, the study of entrepreneurial behavior focuses on such factors as (i) the personality characteristics that distinguish the entrepreneur from non-entrepreneur and (ii) demographic characteristics such gender, age, familiar antecedents and education. With particular respect to investigating the development, acquisition, and dissemination of entrepreneurial skills and behaviors, the authors focus on the university environment, as a locus of research and innovation, where students are exposed to a wide variety of influences that are enhanced by a high degree of connectivity. The underlying theme of this volume is to develop our understanding of the sociology of student entrepreneurial behavior and in doing so attempt to synthesize literature investigating individual talent with the literature on concurrent knowledge sourcing in the pursuit of entrepreneurial activities. Specifically, the authors investigate the degree to which access to diverse knowledge (in addition to such psychological characteristics and tolerance of ambiguity and risk taking) influences the nature and probability of entrepreneurial success. Moreover, they explore the role of social media and social networking in facilitating access to distributed and disparate information and knowledge. Their research addresses such timely questions as: Where do entrepreneurial opportunities come from? How can higher education best stimulate the creation of firms emanating from young and smart minds in colleges and universities? What is the value of MOOCs for frequent, early, and "thick" communication among the various specialties needed to accomplish entrepreneurial projects? How do we know whether social media affect students' responses to new knowledge and new ideas? To what extent do educational practices affect racial and ethnic differences in student entrepreneurship? What is the role of the indigenous minority student entrepreneur in establishing high-technology firms? The result is a multi-dimensional approach that sheds light on the dynamics of education, knowledge creation, social networking, innovation and new business development.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Theory, Policy and Practice (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015):... Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Theory, Policy and Practice (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015)
Elias G Carayannis, Elpida T. Samara, Yannis L. Bakouros
R2,605 Discovery Miles 26 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book aims to meet the needs of education and training in modern techniques of innovation and entrepreneurship, and focuses on the detailed presentation of successful business practices. As today's global economic landscape is changing rapidly, the ability of businesses to introduce new products and services to the market faster than their competitors is perhaps their most distinct competitive advantage. This becomes obvious by the significant market share that the most innovative companies gain while increasing profitability. Extensive research in this field has demonstrated that companies that are constantly innovating normally double their profits compared to others. Moreover, establishing successful practices and policies of innovation management, through which ideas evolve from conception through evaluation to implementation and commercialization, become the basis for economic growth at the firm, industry, national, regional, and global levels. Taking Greece as an example, this volume identifies systemic weaknesses in development of new products, risk capital, patenting, broadband penetration, lifelong training, investment in research on the part of firms, high-tech exports, and employment in medium-high-technology manufacturing that place the country at the bottom of the European Union in economic performance and threaten its potential to achieve sustainable growth. To address these weaknesses in Greece and similar countries around the world, the authors present a comprehensive overview of the principles of innovation and entrepreneurship, with particular respect to their relationships to knowledge, learning, and creativity. Drawing from a strong theoretical foundation, and illustrated through in-depth case studies and examples from both private and public sectors, the authors present a framework for innovation management that integrates research, education, practical application, and policy. Specific topics include technology transfer, intellectual property rights management, the practice of knowledge management intellectual capital investment, business incubators, and Cooperation Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).

Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy and Cyber-Defense - Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Theory, Policy and... Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy and Cyber-Defense - Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Theory, Policy and Practice (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014)
Elias G Carayannis, David F. J Campbell, Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos
R3,530 Discovery Miles 35 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this volume, contributors from academia, industry, and policy explore the inter-connections among economic development, socio-political democracy and defense and security in the context of a profound transformation, spurred by globalization and supported by the rapid development of information and communication technologies (ICT). This powerful combination of forces is changing the way we live and redefining the way companies conduct business and national governments pursue strategies of innovation, economic growth and diplomacy. Integrating theoretical frameworks, empirical research and case studies, the editors and contributors have organized the chapters into three major sections, focusing on cyber-development, cyber-democracy and cyber-defense. The authors define cyber-development as a set of tools, methodologies and practices that leverage ICT to catalyze and accelerate social, political and economic development, with an emphasis on making the transition to knowledge-based economies. One underlying understanding here is that knowledge, knowledge creation, knowledge production and knowledge application (innovation) behave as crucial drivers for enhancing democracy, society, and the economy. By promoting dissemination and sharing of knowledge, cyber-democracy allows a knowledge conversion of the local into the global (gloCal) and vice versa, resulting in a gloCal platform for communication and knowledge interaction and knowledge enhancement. Meanwhile, technology-enabled interconnectivity increases the need to adopt new methods and actions for protection against existing threats and possible challenges to emerge in the future. The final section contemplates themes of cyber-defense and security, as well as emerging theories and values, legal aspects and trans-continental links (NATO, international organizations and bilateral relations between states). Collectively, the authors present a unique collection of insights and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities inspired by connectivity.

Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Across Cultures - Theory and Practices (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Igor N. Dubina,... Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Across Cultures - Theory and Practices (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Igor N. Dubina, Elias G Carayannis
R2,983 Discovery Miles 29 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The aim of this volume is to further develop the relationship between culture and manifold phenomena of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in order to promote further and better understanding how, why, and when these phenomena are manifested themselves across different cultures. Currently, cross-cultural research is one of the most dynamically and rapidly growing areas. At the same time, creativity, inventiveness, innovation, and entrepreneurship are championed in the literature as the critical element that is vital not just for companies, but also for the development of societies. A sizable body of research demonstrates that cultural differences may foster or inhibit creative, inventive, innovative and entrepreneurial activities; and each culture has its own strengths and weaknesses in these regards. Better understanding of cultural diversity in these phenomena can help to build on strengths and overcome weaknesses. Cross-cultural studies in this field represent a comparatively new class of interdisciplinary research. This is a field where cultural, sociological, psychological, historical, economic, management, technology and business studies closely intersect. In this book, a global team of researchers representing Europe, Asia, and the Americas review, analyze, structure, systematize and discuss various concepts, assumptions, speculations, theories, and empirical research which focus on the effect of national cultures on creativity, invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. They argue that national culture is not only an extremely important determinant of innovation and business development, but also demonstrate that some aspects relating to these phenomena may be universal among all cultures, thereby identifying those factors that may easily be transferred across cultures from those that are unique to their specific context.

European Socio-Economic Integration - Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned (Paperback, 2013 ed.): Elias G Carayannis,... European Socio-Economic Integration - Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned (Paperback, 2013 ed.)
Elias G Carayannis, George M. Korres
R3,439 Discovery Miles 34 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Economic integration is one of the most noteworthy issues in international economic policy at the end of the twentieth century. The recent examples of the European Union (EU) and the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) have raised important questions about the economic integration process and the possible establishment of economic unions in other parts of the world. Against the backdrop of the financial crisis in Europe and prospects of increasing integration in Asia, this volume showcases research from an international array of researchers to provide a basic understanding of the current issues, problems, challenges, and opportunities for achieving integration, addressing both empirical and theoretical aspects of such topics as monetary union, social policy reform and social union, public finance and technology policy. The chapters in Part 1 are focused primarily on economic issues, while Part 2 covers on social policy, the welfare state, and political reforms, with a particular emphasis on the European Union. Among the questions addressed: What are the main determinants and implications for socio-economic integration? How can economic policy influence the growth and integration process? Why is innovation important for regional economic development? What has been the policy response so far and what lessons have we learned from it? And finally, what are our action lines for the future?

Cross-Cultural Knowledge Management - Fostering Innovation and Collaboration Inside the Multicultural Enterprise (Paperback,... Cross-Cultural Knowledge Management - Fostering Innovation and Collaboration Inside the Multicultural Enterprise (Paperback, 2012 ed.)
Manlio Del Giudice, Elias G Carayannis, Maria Rosaria Della Peruta
R2,863 Discovery Miles 28 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Cross-cultural knowledge management, an elusive yet consequential phenomenon, is becoming an increasingly essential factor in organizational practice and policy in the era of globalization. In order to overcome culturally shaped blind spots in conducting research in different settings, this volume highlights how the structuring of roles, interests, and power among different organizational elements, such as teams, departments, and management hierarchies (each comprised of members from different intellectual and professional backgrounds), generates various paradoxes and tensions that bring into play a set of dynamics that have an impact on learning processes. In this context, such questions often arise: How is knowledge shared in the multicultural organization? What problems and issues emerge? How do different mentalities affect people's responses to new knowledge and new ideas? How can knowledge-sharing processes be improved? Under which conditions do ideas generated by units or groups of different cultural traditions have a chance of being heard and implemented? Such questions translate into an investigation of potential managerial dilemmas that occur when different but equally valid choices create tensions in decision making. The authors draw from experiences working with a wide variety of organizations, and insights from such fields as sociology and psychology, to shed new light on the dynamics of knowledge management in the multicultural enterprise. In so doing, they help to identify both obstacles to successful communication and opportunities to inspire creativity and foster collaboration. The authors note that in order to enable organizations to transfer knowledge effectively, mechanisms for dispute settlement, mediation of cultural conflict, and enforcing agreements need to be in place.

Innovation Systems in Small Catching-Up Economies - New Perspectives on Practice and Policy (Paperback, 2012 ed.): Elias G... Innovation Systems in Small Catching-Up Economies - New Perspectives on Practice and Policy (Paperback, 2012 ed.)
Elias G Carayannis, Urmas Varblane, Tonu Roolaht
R3,323 Discovery Miles 33 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In several parts of the world, countries are undergoing economic, social, and political transitions, enhanced and accelerated by the forces of globalization. These transition economies can serve as laboratories for understanding the innovation process. This volume features original theoretical and empirical research. It offers the first comprehensive view of innovation system development in the context of small catching-up economies. Smallness, path dependency, and latecomer status of such economies create some inherent limitations for their innovation systems, but these special characteristics can offer advantages as well.

For example, smallness is often related with increased flexibility and shorter reaction times, while latecomers can benefit from earlier experiences of their more advanced neighbors. Path-dependency highlights the fact that the innovation system development processes are considerably influenced by the past experience of a particular country or region.

By incorporating these features into an integrated analysis, the authors address such questions as:

. What special features characterize the innovation system development in small catching-up economies?

. What are the causes for innovation success or failure?

. How do organizational capabilities and internationalization tendencies relate to company level innovations?

. What is the role of human capital and social factors in the innovation process?

. How can various policies support innovation in an integrated manner?

Drawing from research about Europe, Asia, and Latin America, the authors provide readers with a systemic view of the innovation system development in small catching-up economies. They discuss the unique features of this development and contribute to an in-depth understanding of various determinants and their impacts on the innovation process. The policy implications will offer a set of normative guidelines for enhancing innovation system development. "

Institutional Learning and Knowledge Transfer Across Epistemic Communities - New Tools of Global Governance (Paperback, 2012... Institutional Learning and Knowledge Transfer Across Epistemic Communities - New Tools of Global Governance (Paperback, 2012 ed.)
Elias G Carayannis, Ali Pirzadeh, Denisa Popescu
R3,275 Discovery Miles 32 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over the past several decades, as the pace of globalization has accelerated, operational issues of international coordination have often been overlooked. For example, the global financial crisis that began in 2007 is attributed, in part, to a lack of regulatory oversight. As a result, supranational organizations, such as the G-20, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, have prioritized strengthening of the international financial architecture and providing opportunities for dialogue on national policies, international co-operation, and international financial institutions.

Prevailing characteristics of the global economic systems, such as the increasing power of financial institutions, changes in the structure of global production, decline in the authority of nation-states over their national economy, and creation of global institutional setting, e.g., global governance have created the conditions for a naturally evolving process towards enabling national epistemic communities to create institutions that comply with global rules and regulations can control crises.

In this context, transfer of technical knowledge from the larger organizations and its global epistemic communities to member communities is becoming a policy tool to "convince" participants in the international system to have similar ideas about which rules will govern their mutual participation. In the realm of finance and banking regulation, the primary focus is on transfer of specialized and procedural knowledge in technical domains (such as accounting procedures, payment systems, and corporate governance principles), thereby promoting institutional learning at national and local levels. In this volume, the authors provide in-depth analysis of initiatives to demonstrate how this type of knowledge generated at the international organization level, is codified into global standards, and disseminated to members, particularly in the developing world, where the legal and regulatory infrastructure is often lacking.
They argue that despite the challenges, when a country intends to join the global system, its institutions and economic structures need to move toward the global norms. In so doing, they shed new light on the dynamics of knowledge transfer, financial regulation, economic development, with particular respect to supporting global standards and avoiding future crises. "

Promoting Balanced Competitiveness Strategies of Firms in Developing Countries (Paperback, 2012 ed.): Vivienne W L Wang, Elias... Promoting Balanced Competitiveness Strategies of Firms in Developing Countries (Paperback, 2012 ed.)
Vivienne W L Wang, Elias G Carayannis
R2,855 Discovery Miles 28 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since the pioneering work of Joseph Schumpeter (1942), it has been assumed that innovations typically play a key role in firms' competitiveness. This assumption has been applied to firms in both developed and developing countries. However, the innovative capacities and business environments of firms in developing countries are fundamentally different from those in developed countries. It stands to reason that innovation and competitiveness models based on developed countries may not apply to developing countries. In this volume, Vivienne Wang and Elias G. Carayannis apply both theoretical approaches and empirical analysis to explore the dynamics of innovation in developing countries, with a particular emphasis on R&D in manufacturing firms. In so doing, they present an alternative to Michael Porter's Competitive Advantage Model-a Competitive Position Model that focuses on incremental and adaptive innovations that are more appropriate than radical innovations for developing countries. Their research addresses such questions as: Do innovations advance the competitive positions of manufacturing firms in developing countries? Does the pace of innovation matter, in particular, in socio-economic and socio-political contexts? To what degree can national innovation systems and policies influence development? To what extent do a firm's innovation commitments correlate with the protection of intellectual property rights? What roles do foreign direct investment and relationships with clusters and networks play? The resulting analysis not only challenges traditional theoretical approaches to innovation, but provides suggestions for improving business practice and policymaking.

Knowledge Perspectives of New Product Development - A Comparative Approach (Paperback, 2012 ed.): Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos,... Knowledge Perspectives of New Product Development - A Comparative Approach (Paperback, 2012 ed.)
Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos, Elias G Carayannis, Rafiq Dossani
R3,303 Discovery Miles 33 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

New Product Development (NPD) is about the ideation, formulation, and implementation of new and superior solutions in the market. Beyond the obvious need for organizations to innovate in order to compete, embedded in any NPD program are knowledge, technological expertise, and the social networks that convert these capabilities into offerings that create value at every level-for customers, industries, communities, and regions. This volume provides an array of knowledge perspective in NPD across multiple levels of analysis and geographic regions, including Europe, the United States, China, Japan, and India, to explore the dynamics of NPD in today's global environment. Presenting case studies from such industries as ICT services, semiconductors, software development, bio-technology, higher education, and even safety for children's toys, and drawing from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including technology and knowledge management, sociology, economic geography, and organizational behavior, the authors highlight critical success and failure factors in NPD. Among the topics covered: New product development teams, including multi-functional and multi-site teams De-localization and off-shoring of tasks and processes Individual competencies and organizational capabilities University-industry interactions, high-tech clusters, and technology transfer Technology policy

Knowledge and the Family Business - The Governance and Management of Family Firms in the New Knowledge Economy (Paperback, 2011... Knowledge and the Family Business - The Governance and Management of Family Firms in the New Knowledge Economy (Paperback, 2011 ed.)
Manlio Del Giudice, Maria Rosaria Della Peruta, Elias G Carayannis
R4,260 Discovery Miles 42 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Family businesses-the predominant form of business organization around the world-can make numerous, critical contributions to the economy and family well-being in both financial and qualitative terms. But dysfunctional family businesses can be difficult to manage, painful experiences at best, and they can destroy family wealth and personal relationships. This book explores the dynamics of family business management, in the context of constantly changing market conditions and the role that knowledge management plays in strategic planning and adaptation. Integrating the literature from family business, entrepreneurship, industrial psychology, and knowledge management, and with illustrative examples from a variety of enterprises, the authors address such topics as: *How family businesses can compete in the new knowledge economy *How to manage a family business when knowledge is its main asset *How to transfer knowledge (and how to keep it alive) through family generations Within this framework, the authors argue that effective resource management-especially intangible resources-is central to enabling a family-run organization to maintain a sustainable competitive advantage over time. They note that families often develop systemic, intuitive, or tacit knowledge that transcends rational decision making and needs to be recognized and nurtured as a distinctive asset. The authors demonstrate that trans-generational value is achieved when the family firm innovates and adapts itself to changing external and internal conditions. This kind of entrepreneurial performance requires dynamic capabilities and processes designed to acquire, exchange, combine and even shed knowledge and practices; and, in turn, dynamic capabilities result from mechanisms of knowledge sharing, collective learning, experience accumulation, and transfer.

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