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Author Salavisa, Isabel
Title Social Networks, Innovation and the Knowledge Economy
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
©2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (369 pages)
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Series Routledge Studies in Global Competition
Routledge Studies in Global Competition
Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Notes on Contributors -- Preface -- PART I Overview -- 1 Knowledge-intensive sectors in moderately innovative countries in Europe: Overcoming the missing links, stepping over barriers -- 1 Introduction -- 2 A systemic approach to national innovation -- 3 National innovation systems in Portugal and Italy: a brief characterization -- 4 Conclusion -- PART II How are social networks relevant for technological entrepreneurship? An overview of the literature and methodological options -- 2 Dynamics, structure and content of innovation networks: An overview of the literature -- 1 Network theory: setting the scene -- 2 Network dynamics: changing boundaries -- 3 Network structure: who is connected to whom? -- 4 Network content: what is being exchanged and how? -- 5 Conclusion -- 3 Networks and technological entrepreneurship -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Entrepreneurship as a social process -- 3 The role of networks in the process of entrepreneurship -- 4 Using networks to identify opportunities -- 5 Using networks to access resources -- 6 Concluding remarks -- 4 Using social network analysis to study entrepreneurship: Methodological issues -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Social networks: the concept and the analysis -- 3 Using social network analysis to study entrepreneurship: methodological options of this research -- 4 Concluding remarks -- PART III The role of social networks in the creation and development of knowledge-intensive sectors in Portugal and Italy -- 5 Setting the scene -- 1 Introduction -- 2 A brief overview of the evolution of the biotechnology industry -- 3 DBFs: business models, resources and relationships -- 4 The implications of operating in moderately innovative countries -- 5 A brief history of the software industry
6 The evolution of networks and business models in the software industry -- 7 The context of moderately innovative countries -- 6 Social networks and the entrepreneurial process in molecular biotechnology in Portugal: From science to industry -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The molecular biology firms -- 3 The network building strategies of entrepreneurial start-ups -- 4 The process of network mobilization: empirical analysis -- 5 Conclusions -- 7 Social networks and the entrepreneurial process in molecular biotechnology in Southern Italy -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Setting the scene: the biotechnology sector in Southern Italy -- 3 Research methodology -- 4 Empirical setting -- 5 Entrepreneurial team -- 6 Characterization of networks at the organization level -- 7 Analysis of the overall network -- 8 Discussion and conclusions -- 8 Social networks and the entrepreneurial process in software for telecommunications in Portugal -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Firms producing software for telecommunications -- 3 The entrepreneurial event -- 4 Social networks and the entrepreneurial event -- 5 The contribution of social networks to innovative achievements -- 6 Conclusions -- 9 Comparing sectoral networks in software and biotechnology -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Differences in innovative behaviour and their influence on innovation networks -- 3 Empirical setting and methodology -- 4 Comparing innovation networks in biotechnology and software -- 5 Conclusion -- 10 Knowledge networks and technological regimes in biotechnology and software: Searching for explanatory factors -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Theoretical background -- 3 A micro-level approach to building technological regimes -- 4 Influence of technological regimes on knowledge networks -- 5 Conclusions -- PART IV Strategic and policy implications -- 11 Location matters: Networking behaviour in different national contexts
1 Introduction -- 2 Biotechnology business development in peripheral economies -- 3 Comparing two peripheral locations: Portugal and Southern Italy -- 4 Uniformity and variety in networking behaviour among peripheral dedicated biotechnology firms -- 5 Conclusion -- 12 Conclusions -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index
In this book, the authors illustrate how social networks can play a very significant role in the technological catch up process in moderate innovative countries. Using an innovative approach to the study of entrepreneurship in knowledge-intensive sectors, the book analyses the role of social networks in the access and deployment of the variety of competences and resources required for the successful creation of knowledge-intensive companies, which has not yet been studied sufficiently in this context
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Salavisa, Isabel Social Networks, Innovation and the Knowledge Economy London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415666367
Subject Diffusion of innovations
Electronic books
Alt Author Fontes, Margarida
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