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Economics - Development Economics | Innovation Policies, Business Creation and Economic Development - A Comparative Approach

Innovation Policies, Business Creation and Economic Development

A Comparative Approach

Aydogan, Neslihan (Ed.)

2009, XIV, 300 p.

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  • Showcases original empirical and theoretical research on the timely topic of entrepreneurship and economic growth
  • Integrates analysis at both microeconomic and firm levels with a particular emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Features contributions from both established researchers and fresh voices from the developing world

This volume explores the dynamics of the innovation process in developing countries with respect to economic growth. First, the book focuses on the relationship between innovation and economic development from a macroeconomic perspective, with an emphasis on incorporating technological change and intellectual property rights into the theoretical model. This section also considers that the meaning of such fundamental terms as "innovation," "entrepreneurship," and "macroeconomic policies," vary considerably across nations and cultures, with profound implications for the development of policies designed to promote new business creation, growth, and competitiveness. The second section of the book focuses on a microeconomic approach, taking a sociological approach to the economics of creativity at the organizational level. Topics include the effect of beliefs on organizational creativity and the relationship between leadership style and the value system of the entrepreneur on firm-level innovation. The third part of the book focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises, providing empirical research from Turkey, India, and the European Union to shed light on product, process, organizational and marketing innovations, with respect to economic development. The volume concludes with discussion of the impact of well-functioning national innovation systems on decreasing the gaps between the developed and developing nations.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Business Creation - Developing Countries - Economic Development - Entrepreneurship - Innovation - Knowledge Management - Organizational Creativity - Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) - Technological Change - Technology Cluster - Technology Policy

Related subjects » Development Economics - Economic Growth - Economic Policy - Entrepreneurship

Table of contents 

Growth and Innovation.- Solving Technological Change Model by Using Fractional Calculus.- Economic Growth, Entrepreneurship, and the Deployment of Technology.- The Relationship Between the Degree of Innovation and the Development Level of a Country.- The Role of Effective Protection of IP Rights on Economic Growth.- Variables Affecting Innovation-Related Competitiveness in Turkey.- The Meaning of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries.- Company Innovativeness and Growth.- The Phenomenology of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.- Innovativeness: Is It a Function of the Leadership Style and the Value System of the Entrepreneur?.- Ankara Technology Development Zones Within the Context of Innovation Strategies in Turkey.- Innovation Ability of Small Firms in Turkish Industrial Clusters: Ankara-Ivedik Industrial Region Case.- Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Growth.- Innovation Strategies and Innovation Problems in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: An Empirical Study.- Innovation Policies in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Comparison Between European Union and Turkey.- Financing for Turkish Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: SMEs Restructuring, Business Plans, and Value-Adding Chains as Tools.- Innovation and Restructuring: The Conceptual Dilemma in the Continuous Process Improvement.- How to Address the Turkish Paradox of Innovation to Build a Competitive Economy?.

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