Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation

The Economics of Persistent Innovation: An Evolutionary View

Editors: Bas, Christian, Latham, William (Eds.)

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William Latham Christian Le Bas Persistence of firm innovative behavior became an important topic in applied industrial organization with the publication of the seminal empirical work of P. Geroski and his colleagues (1997). Evidence that firms innovate persistently has led previous studies to focus on the determinants of innovation persistence and on its heterogeneity across industries, technologies and countries. The aims of this book are: (1) to illumine the scale and scope of the phenomenon of persistence in innovation, and (2) to account for the principal factors that explain why some firms innovates persistently and others do not. Because this book deals intensively and extensively with the subject of firm innovation persistence, which is not, as yet, a well-known term, we need to provide a nontrivial definition of it that encompasses the full range topics we want to address and aids our understanding of how they are related to each other. We begin with a careful identification of "innovation. " Our first definition is drawn from K. Pavitt (2003), "innovation processes involve the exploration and exploitation of opportunities for a new or improved product, process or service, based either on an advance in technical practice or a change in market demand, or a combination of the two. " While this definition is clear, and conforms well to both our empirical and theoretical perspectives, some elaboration may help to clarify the concept.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Persistence in Innovation: Definitions and Current Development of the Field

    Bas, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Determinants of Persistence in Innovation: A Study of French Patenting

    Cabagnols, Alexandre (et al.)

    Pages 19-39

  • Factors of Entry and Persistence In Innovation: A Competence Based Approach

    Cabagnols, Alexandre

    Pages 41-99

  • Characteristics of Persistent Inventors as Revealed in Patent Data

    Latham, William (et al.)

    Pages 101-118

  • Comparing Innovative Persistence Across Countries: A Cox-Model of Patenting in the UK and France

    Cabagnols, Alexandre

    Pages 119-165

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Persistent Innovation: An Evolutionary View
Editors
  • Christian Bas
  • William Latham
Series Title
Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-29245-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-29245-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-28872-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7362-7
Series ISSN
1381-0480
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 250
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