Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Knowledge-Driven Entrepreneurship

The Key to Social and Economic Transformation

Authors: Andersson, Thomas, Formica, Piero, Curley, Martin G.

  • Explores entrepreneurship through the lens of knowledge development, management, and transfer
  • Features examples and case studies from around the world
  • Synthesizes the literature and concepts from knowledge management, innovation, and entrepreneurship
  • Includes an extensive bibliography
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The current economic era, characterized by the rapid and global dissemination of information and capital, has been called the "knowledge age," the "entrepreneurial society," and the "intangibles economy," among other labels. Technological and productivity improvements continue to shift the emphasis from the mastery of physical assets (e.g., natural resources, factories) and physical tools (e.g., machines) to that of intangible assets (e.g., education, R&D projects, brands, patents) and socio-cultural tools (e.g., communities of knowledge practice) as the key to a community’s economic prosperity. The purpose of this book is to build a bridge between knowledge and entrepreneurship, which have traditionally been separated by the walls of academic disciplines. Building on the pioneering work of Peter Drucker and William Baumol, the authors explore the intricate relationships among knowledge generation, innovation, new business creation, and the institutions that support them. Demonstrating direct links between the flow and application of knowledge, innovations in products and processes, the development of new enterprises, and generation of economic wealth, the authors strongly argue that these assets must be protected and sustained through national and regional institutions that encourage creativity and experimentation. Employing illustrative examples from around the world, the authors focus on the crucial role of societies to educate and support entrepreneurs and establish the right environment for new business development and rapid conversion of ideas into enterprises that contribute to economic growth and prosperity.

About the authors

Piero Formica is Professor of Economics, and Dean of the International Entrepreneurship Academy, with special focus on knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship, at the Jonkoping International Business School at the Jönköpking University. He is also Special International Professor of Knowledge Economics and Entrepreneurship, School of Economics and Management – Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Scientific Director of the Higher Education Programmes at COFIMP (the Higher Education Institution of the SMEs in Bologna, Italy), and Visiting Professor of Knowledge Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Jean Monnet Faculty of Political Studies (Second University of Naples). Between 2003 and 2006 he held the Marie Curie Professorship at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu, Estonia. Between 1982 and 2003 he worked as Professor of Economics of Innovation in the Masters of Business Law and Technology Management programs at the University of Bologna, Italy. Professor Piero Formica has over 30 years of experience in the fields of international economics and economics of entrepreneurship and innovation, working with OECD Economic Prospects Division in Paris, academic institutions, large corporations and small companies, governmental bodies, and the European Union. He has published dozens of articles, serves as Editorial Director for the Knowledge Economy Series (EffeElle Editore, Italy), and is co-editor, with Elias Carayannis, of Knowledge Matters: Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Innovation Networks and Knowledge Clusters (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2008).

Thomas Andersson is Professor at the International Entrepreneurship Academy, Jönköpking University. He has published widely on international economics and industrial organization and has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University, Bank of Japan, Hitotsubashi University, and University of Sao Paulo. Previously, he was Deputy Director for Science, Technology and Industry at the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He also coordinated the technology part of the OECD Jobs Study, the OECD Growth Study, and a program with the World Bank on building knowledge-based economies. Prior to the OECD, Professor Andersson was Assistant Under-Secretary and Head of the Structural Policy Secretariat in the Swedish Ministry of Industry and Commerce and director of the international research program of the Industrial Institute for Economic and Social Research in Stockholm (IUI). He has been Senior Advisor to the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) and main secretary of the Ministers of Finance project on the Nordic countries and the New Economy. He has served on the International Advisory Board of Umeå School of Business and Economics and on the International Advisory Board of World Knowledge Forum, Korea. He is also President of the board for the International Organisation for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development (IKED) and Chairman of the International Steering Group of the Global Trust Center (GTC). He serves on the board of Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions (SPIDER) and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum, the International Advisory Committee of the Competitiveness Institute, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

Martin Curley is Senior Principal Engineer and Global Director of IT Innovation and Research at Intel Corporation. Previously, he held a number of IT Management positions for Intel, including Director of IT Strategy and Technology based in Sacramento, California, and Fab14 Automation Manager based in Dublin, Ireland. He has also held IT engineering and management positions at General Electric in Ireland and Philips in the Netherlands. Curley has a degree in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Business Studies from University College Dublin, Ireland, and is author of Managing Information Technology for Business Value (Intel Press, 2004). He is also an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and the National College of Ireland. He was a visiting scholar at MIT Sloan Centre for Information Systems Research in 2005 and 2006.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Scenario Setting

    Andersson, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Foundation Laws of Knowledge Dynamics

    Andersson, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 19-27

  • The Knowledge Value Chain

    Andersson, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 29-52

  • Industry and Knowledge Clusters

    Andersson, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 53-69

  • Embracing Business Ecosystems to Enable Sustainable and Accelerated Innovation

    Andersson, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 71-78

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2526-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge-Driven Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
The Key to Social and Economic Transformation
Authors
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1188-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1188-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1187-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2526-7
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 254
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