Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation

Advanced Public Procurement as Industrial Policy

The Aircraft Industry as a Technical University

Authors: Eliasson, Gunnar

  • Addresses the timely issue of maximizing the potential of technological innovation and diffusion
  • Employs innovative research methods (integrating micro case studies and macroeconomic analysis) to consider practical implications at firm, industry, and national economy levels
  • Compares aircraft industry with telephony, computers, and medical technologies
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The primary theme of this book is to investigate the macroeconomic significance of the "cloud" of technological spillovers that surrounds advanced industrial production: In what ways do technological innovations spread and contribute to economic growth? What policies can be developed to maximize the economic potential of innovations? These themes are particularly timely in the context of global economic crisis, government-sponsored stimulus packages, and the ongoing evolution from manufacturing-based to knowledge-based economies. To explore these issues in depth, Gunnar Eliasson focuses on a detailed case study of the development of Saab’s military aircraft, the JAS 39 Gripen system—a project that involves advanced technological innovations, a complex network of suppliers, public-private sector collaboration, and both military and commercial applications. The experience in the aircraft industry is also compared with spillover effects in telephony, computers, and medical technologies. The study emphasizes the role of customer competence in raising the quality of innovation supply, and of entrepreneurship and industrially competent venture capital for commercializing spillovers. Eliasson integrates micro-econometrics and case study analysis with macroeconomics, innovation study methods, and business administration theory to measure the effects of technology spillovers and generate a solid empirical foundation for policy analysis. In particular, he considers:

  • the role of competent public (government) procurement as a new demand policy to support innovation supply
  • the emergence of the advanced firms as "technical university," where continual learning takes place and entrepreneurship among customers and other stakeholders is encouraged
  • issues of intellectual property rights and the social value of technological innovations
  • the implications for strategic business practice and public policy

The result is a book that will appeal to a broad spectrum of academics, industry leaders, and policymakers interested in the dynamics of innovation supply, commercialization of technologies and economic growth.

About the authors

Gunnar Eliasson is professor em of Industrial Economics/Dynamics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm . He is an associate senior researcher at the Ratio Institute in Stockholm. He was previously president of the Industrial Institute for Economic and Social Research (IUI) in Stockholm and before that Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Policy Department at the Federation of Swedish Industries. From 1994 to 1996 he was the President of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society. He is the father of the Swedish micro to macro simulation model MOSES and the theory of the Experimentally Organized Economy and of Competence Blocs. He has published many books and many journal articles in the fields of industrial economics, the theory of the firm, business economic planning and management, labor and education economics and simulation modeling. Among the books can be mentioned Business Economic Planning (1976), Technological Competition and Trade in the Experimentally Organized Economy (1987), The Knowledge Based Information Economy (1990) , Firm Objectives, Controls and Organization (1996) and The Birth, the Life and the Death of Firms (2005).

Together with his wife Ulla he has authored a study on the 15th century art markets in Northern Italy and Florence (1997).

Gunnar Eliasson´s current research is focused on the economics of the firm and management, technology, entrepreneurship and economic development and on the competence demands on the labor markets of the New Economy.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • On the Cloud of Technology that Surrounds Advanced Production: A Summary of Results

    Eliasson, Gunnar

    Pages 1-24

  • The Art of Defining, Pricing, and Marketing Advanced Multidimensional Products that Spill Technology

    Eliasson, Gunnar

    Pages 25-59

  • Spillovers and Innovative Technology Supply: A Literature Survey

    Eliasson, Gunnar

    Pages 61-78

  • Capturing the Direct and the Serendipitous Spillovers: The Case of Sweden’s Military Aircraft Industry

    Eliasson, Gunnar

    Pages 79-124

  • Looking into the Future on JAS Gripen Spillovers

    Eliasson, Gunnar

    Pages 125-173

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Hardcover $239.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Public Procurement as Industrial Policy
Book Subtitle
The Aircraft Industry as a Technical University
Authors
Series Title
Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5849-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5849-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5848-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2571-7
Series ISSN
1381-0480
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 312
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics