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Essays on the economics and management of innovation

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In the emerging framework of a knowledge-based economy, innovation represents a core issue. According to Porter and Ketels (2003): “For advanced economies innovation is a matter of pushing the world frontier of knowledge. For developing countries, technol Maggiori dettagli...
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Essays on the economics and management of innovation

 
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"In the emerging framework of a knowledge-based economy, innovation represents a core issue. According to Porter and Ketels (2003): “For advanced economies innovation is a matter of pushing the world frontier of knowledge. For developing countries, technological assimilation is the central challenge”. Storey (2004) states that “to a very considerable extent, wealth creation is dependent on innovation”. This collection of essays reflects a scientific debate developed through some international seminars held at the Department of Business Research of the Faculty of Economics and at the European School of Advanced Studies in Methods for Management of Complex Systems of the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Pavia.
The collection covers different but complementary issues regarding the management of innovation. The main fil rouge connecting the various contributions is represented by the identification of ideal places, conditions and approaches, by which innovation could take place inside organisations and spread its positive effects on institutions’ performance.
The essay of Bart Nooteboom from Erasmus University focuses on the role of trust within and between organisations, as a pre-requisite of innovation processes. Nowadays innovation takes place more and more in inter-organisational networks, where trust represents a glue for relationships over the long term and enables commitment and knowledge sharing among parties.
Innovation is based also on methodologies permitting to analyse the knowledge base of firms and the actual and potential relationships which could arise among knowledge “pockets” of different firms, as suggested by Pier Paolo Saviotti in his work. Innovative projects require then dedicated approaches and methodologies, enabling people and institutions to commit on each innovation project effectively and efficiently: this is the case of the project management approach, outlined by the introductory essay of Adriano De Maio.
The innovation networks could be shaped on a territorial basis, as in the case of high tech clusters, described by Salvatore Torrisi in his contribution, on and intra-organisational basis, as in the case of innovation oriented firms leveraging knowledge on a multinational scale treated by Antonella Zucchella, on an inter-personal and inter-institutional basis as in the case of co-operation and knowledge sharing between universities and firms, with the facilitating role of ICT enabling the creation of networks of research groups in distant locations.