Knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship in low-tech industries

pt. I. Characteristics, patterns and impact -- pt. II. Strategies and development prospects -- pt. III. Policy issues

Main Author: Hirsch-Kreinsen, Hartmut
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Schwinge, Isabel
Format: eBook
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2014
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBook Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:pt. I. Characteristics, patterns and impact -- pt. II. Strategies and development prospects -- pt. III. Policy issues
'The normal enterprise, contrary to widespread prejudice, can do well out of intense knowledge, without bothering with snobbish high-tech delusions. In this respect, the present book deals with all the questions you might have been afraid to ask. It offers explanation, policy and practical conclusions in an international perspective. It is a compelling read!'--Arndt Sorge, Professor Emeritus, WZB, Germany. This book contributes to the discussion about the relevance of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship for industrial innovation in the context of traditional low-technology industries. There is a widespread assumption that low-tech industries offer limited opportunities for entrepreneurial activity due to their mature character. Yet there are indications that the phenomenon is finally emerging in these traditional sectors. This detailed book contributes to the ongoing political debate on relevant policy measures to promote future industrial innovation. It extends awareness of the relevance of low-tech industries for future economic and societal development, linking both scientific and political perspectives. Detailed chapters identify the typical patterns, prerequisites and impacts of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as well as the distribution of entrepreneurial activities in low-tech sectors. The authors conclude with policy recommendations to promote such activities. This book will appeal to social scientists, economists and students of innovation and entrepreneurship studies. Policy-makers and company representatives will also find much of interest in this book, with its surprising insights into a field that has been so far neglected in the scientific as well as the policy-oriented debate
Physical Description:xiii, 249 p ill