Globalization and Technology: Interdependence, Innovation Systems and Industrial Policy

ISBN: 9780745624570
Publisher: Polity
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2003-09-11
Number of pages: 264
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In this book Rajneesh Narula examines the interdependence of globalization and technological innovation at two levels: first, between locations, by examining the role of cross-border initiatives in the innovation process; second, between corporate entities, by studying the dynamics of inter-firm R&D collaboration.

Examines the international aspect of the interdependence of globalization and technology.
Explores the role of cross-border interdependence in the innovation process, as well as interdependence between firms.
Reveals an interesting paradox: locations and firms are increasingly interdependent through supranational organisations and the flow of investments, technologies, ideas, and people; but knowledge creation suffers from ‘inertia’ and remains concentrated in a few locations.
Draws on a wide variety of data at the firm and national level in the sphere of R&D and technological innovation.
Spells out important lessons for both policy makers and managers on industrial policy as well as the organisation of research and development by firms.

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