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Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Innovation, Human Capital and Trade Competitiveness

How Are They Connected and Why Do They Matter?

Editors: Weresa, Marzenna Anna (Ed.)

  • 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     ​
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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.

About the authors

Marzenna Anna Weresa, PhD, is a professor of the World Economy Research Institute at the Warsaw School of Economics (Poland), and the Institute’s director. She holds D.Sc. in Economics (habilitation, 2003) and PhD degree in Economics (1995) from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland. In 1999-2000 she worked as a research fellow at the University College London. She also was a Visiting Professor at the University of Leicester in the UK and at the Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago (USA). She has been working as an expert for the European Commission (projects on R&D, innovation and technological competitiveness) and conducted advisory projects for enterprises and governmental organizations. Her research focuses on innovation, technology transfer and foreign direct investment. She authored and co-authored over 80 books and scientific articles.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Theoretical Grounds of the Development of Long-Term Competitive Advantages in International Trade

    Misala, Józef

    Pages 3-51

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  • Human Capital and Innovation—Basic Concepts, Measures, and Interdependencies

    Czajkowski, Ziemowit (et al.)

    Pages 53-80

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  • Concept of National Innovation System and International Competitiveness—A Theoretical Approach

    Weresa, Marzenna Anna

    Pages 81-103

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  • Human Capital and Innovations As Determinants of Competitiveness

    Czajkowski, Ziemowit

    Pages 105-157

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  • International Competitiveness of Countries with Dynamic Innovation Systems

    Bil, Ireneusz (et al.)

    Pages 161-228

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation, Human Capital and Trade Competitiveness
Book Subtitle
How Are They Connected and Why Do They Matter?
Editors
  • Marzenna Anna Weresa
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02072-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02072-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02071-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34976-3
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 486
Number of Illustrations and Tables
118 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original Polish edition published by the Warsaw School of Economics Publishing Office, Warsaw, 2014
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