Evolutionary Change, Strategic Positioning, and Firm Innovativeness
363 Seiten, Gebunden, Book, Format (B × H): 160 mm x 241 mm, Gewicht: 6978 g
Reihe: Economic Complexity and Evolution
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Kudic Innovation Networks in the German Laser IndustryTechnological innovation is fundamental to firm performance and economic prosperity. The aim of this book is to contribute to an in-depth understanding of collective innovation processes by analyzing publicly funded R&D cooperation and innovation networks in the German laser industry. Standing in a neo-Schumpeterian tradition, it employs interdisciplinary analytical concepts and draws upon a unique longitudinal dataset from the laser industry that covers more than two decades of observations. In brief, the book makes a valuable contribution by exploring how and why firm-specific R&D cooperation activities and network positions, large-scale network patterns, and evolutionary network change processes affect the innovative performance of laser source manufacturers in Germany.
Weitere Infos & Material
Introduction and Theoretical Background: Introduction.- Theoretical Background.- Industry, Data and Methods: Laser Technology and the German Laser Industry.- Methodological Reflections and Data Sources.- Quantitative Concepts and Measures.- Dataset Design and Estimation Methods.- Descriptive Analysis: Industry Dynamics and Geographical Concentration.- Evolution of the Industry's Innovation Network.- Econometric Analysis: Causes and Consequences of Network Evolution.- Ego Networks and Firm Innovativeness.- Small World Patterns and Firm Innovativeness.- Network Positioning, Co-Location or Both?.- Summary, Conclusion and Outlook: Findings and Limitations.- Further Research and Conclusions.