Social networks, innovation and the knowledge economy /

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Imprint:London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Description:xxiii, 339 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:Routledge studies in global competition ; 60
Studies in global competition ; v. 60.
Subject:Diffusion of innovations.
Social networks.
Information technology.
Technological innovations.
Diffusion of innovations.
Information technology.
Social networks.
Technological innovations.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Salavisa Lança, Isabel.
Fontes, Margarida, 1956-
ISBN:9780415666367 (hb)
0415666368 (hb)
9780203118030 (eb)
0203118030 (eb)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Overview
  • 1. Knowledge intensive sectors in moderate innovative countries in Europe: overcoming the missing links, stepping over barriers
  • Part II. How are social networks relevant for technological entrepreneurship? An overview of the literature and methdological options
  • 2. Dynamics, structure and content of innovation networks: an overview of the literature
  • 3. Networks and technological entrepreneurship
  • 4. Using social network analysis to study entrepreneurship: methodological issues
  • Part III. The role of social networks in the creation and development of knowledge-intensive sectors in Portugal and Italy
  • 5. Setting the sceme
  • 6. Social networks and the entrepreneurial process in molecular biotechnology in Portugal: from science to industry
  • 7. Social networks and the entrepreneurial process in molecular biotechnology in Southern Italy
  • 8. Social networks and the entrepreneurial process in software for telecommunications in Portugal
  • 9. Comparing sectoral networks in software and biotechnology
  • 10. Knowledge networks and technological regimes in biotechnology and software: searching for explanatory factors
  • Part IV. Strategic and policy implications
  • 11. Location matters. Networking behaviour in different national contexts
  • 12. Conclusions