Innovation in low-tech firms and industries

pt 1. Innovations in LMT : conditions and requirements -- pt. 2. Technological diffusion and interrelationships between sectors -- pt. 3. Local versus global perspectives in innovation

Main Author: Jacobson, David
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Hirsch-Kreinsen, Hartmut
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar c2008
Series:Industrial dynamics, entrepreneurship and innovation
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBook Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:pt 1. Innovations in LMT : conditions and requirements -- pt. 2. Technological diffusion and interrelationships between sectors -- pt. 3. Local versus global perspectives in innovation
It is a general understanding that the advanced economies are currently undergoing a fundamental transformation into knowledge-based societies. There is a firm belief that this is based on the development of high-tech industries. Correspondingly, in this scenario low-tech sectors appear to be less important. A critique of this widely held belief is the starting point of this book. It is often overlooked that many of the current innovation activities are linked to developments inside the realm of low-tech. Thus the general objective of the book is to contribute to a discussion concerning the relevance of low-tech industries for industrial innovativeness in the emerging knowledge economy
Physical Description:xv, 296 p
ISBN:9781847208231
9781848445055
1847208231