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Management of Technology and Regional Development in a Global Environment
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Management of Technology and Regional Development in a Global Environment
An International Perspective

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September 1995 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book focuses on the challenges facing small economies in the current context of increasing globalization. Combining diverse theoretical perspectives and insights from different regions across the world, the 12 chapters provide answers to two broad questions: How can regional economies position themselves with respect to national economies and global technology blocs? In a context of market globalization and accelerated technological development, how can they take advantage of technological progress and business opportunities?

This book appears at a time when nations and regions are increasingly faced with the need to position themselves with respect to competitors around the world and, in many cases, make some hard choices in terms of their technological, industrial and human resources development. The paradox between globalization and regionalization raises some fundamental issues that need to be addressed in the very immediate future.

The book, written by international experts, is organized around five major themes: technology and prospects for regional development; development, diffusion and utilization of technology in small industrialized economies; the effects of R & D spillovers on regional development; technological collaboration and regional economic development; and technological change and human resources management.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: TECHNOLOGY AND PROSPECTS FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Ray P Oakey and Alan W Pearson
Innovation, Technology and Regional Development
Koenraad Debackere, Bart Clarysse and R Van Dierdonck
Technology Dynamics
 
Implications for Regional Development
Rebecca Morales
Flexible Production, Regional Development and Public Policy
 
PART TWO: DEVELOPMENT, DIFFUSION AND UTILIZATION OF TECHNOLOGY IN SMALL INDUSTRIALIZED ECONOMIES: THE CASES OF SWEDEN, SINGAPORE AND NEW ZEALAND
Bo Carlsson and Staffan Jacobsson
Technological Systems
Four Swedish Cases and Their Policy Implications

 
Poh-Kam Wong
Small, Newly Industrializing Economies Facing Technology Globalization
A Singaporean Perspective

 
George F Stuart, Paul R Frater and Dennis Rose
The Development of Science and Technology Policy in a Small and Open Economy
The New Zealand Experience

 
 
PART THREE: REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES AND R & D SPILLOVERS: THE CASE OF THE USA
James D Adams and Adam B Jaffe
On the Microeconomics of R & D Spillovers
Zoltan J Acs and David B Audretsch
R & D Spillovers
 
PART FOUR: TECHNOLOGICAL COLLABORATION AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
 
Technology Co-Operation across the Border? The Case of a Dutch-Belgian-German Border Region: Euregion Maas-Rhine
 
Fabienne Corvers, Ben Dankbaar and Robert Hassink
 
PART FIVE: TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Ken Ducatel and Ian Miles
The End of the Cinderella Syndrome? Service Innovation in the Information Economy
Patrice de Broucker
Education, Training and Competitiveness
The Role of Coherence

 
Gordon Betcherman, Kathryn McMullen and Norm Leckie
Out of Sync
Technological and Organizational Change in Canadian Industry

 

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ISBN: 9781853962974
£79.00