Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Economics - Economic Policy | Innovation, Human Capital and Trade Competitiveness - How Are They Connected and Why Do They Matter?

Innovation, Human Capital and Trade Competitiveness

How Are They Connected and Why Do They Matter?

Weresa, Marzenna Anna (Ed.)

Original Polish edition published by the Warsaw School of Economics Publishing Office, Warsaw, 2014

2014, XVI, 486 p. 135 illus., 17 illus. in color.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$139.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-319-02072-3

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$179.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-319-02071-6

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • Explores the interface between innovation, human capital and competitive advantages in international trade
  • Integrates theory, policy, and practice
  • Features 12 in-depth country case studies from Europe, Asia, and the Americas     ​

This work focuses on researching and establishing the importance of human capital and innovation as determinants of competitive advantages in international trade—in the context of rapidly evolving technological advancement, globalization, and economic integration.  The processes that accompany the shift from industrial economics to a knowledge-based economy are currently the object of interest of both scientists, politicians, investors and entrepreneurs. In many countries, the traditional sources of socioeconomic development, such as low labor costs, availability of inexpensive raw materials, and favorable geographic location are waning.  These economies are searching for new sources of competitive advantage that will allow for maintaining growth, among other things by boosting participation in international trade.

The book explores non-traditional drivers of competitiveness in both theory and practice.  First, chapters 1 through 4 present theoretical and methodological aspects of the relationships among international trade, human capital and innovation. Here the authors address the controversy associated with the concept of competitiveness itself and its measurement, while paying special attention to the political development of comparative advantages related to international trade.  The second part of the monograph, chapters 5 through 8, is of empirical nature. This section contains case studies of selected countries that represent models of various national innovation systems.  Finally, the theoretical and practical aspects are integrated, allowing policymakers and financial and business leaders to consider how their decisions can influence their countries’ competitive positions through their investments in innovation and human capital.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Competitive advantage - Competitiveness - Human capital - Innovation - International trade - Knowledge economy

Related subjects » Development Economics - Economic Policy - Regional / Spatial Science

Table of contents / Preface / Sample pages 

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Economic Policy.