Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management

Innovation Systems in Small Catching-Up Economies

New Perspectives on Practice and Policy

Editors: Carayannis, Elias G., Varblane, Urmas, Roolaht, Tonu (Eds.)

  • Unique focus on small, transitional economies to explore the dynamics
  • of innovation and globalization
  • Includes coverage of Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia
  • Comparative empirical results, with in-depth case studies
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In several parts of the world, countries are undergoing economic, social, and political transitions, enhanced and accelerated by the forces of globalization. These transition economies can serve as laboratories for understanding the innovation process. This volume features original theoretical and empirical research. It offers the first comprehensive view of innovation system development in the context of small catching-up economies. Smallness, path dependency, and latecomer status of such economies create some inherent limitations for their innovation systems, but these special characteristics can offer advantages as well.

For example, smallness is often related with increased flexibility and shorter reaction times, while latecomers can benefit from earlier experiences of their more advanced neighbors. Path-dependency highlights the fact that the innovation system development processes are considerably influenced by the past experience of a particular country or region.

By incorporating these features into an integrated analysis, the authors address such questions as:

·         What special features characterize the innovation system development in small catching-up economies?

·         What are the causes for innovation success or failure?

·         How do organizational capabilities and internationalization tendencies relate to company level innovations?

·         What is the role of human capital and social factors in the innovation process?

·         How can various policies support innovation in an integrated manner?

Drawing from research about Europe, Asia, and Latin America, the authors provide readers with a systemic view of the innovation system development in small catching-up economies. They discuss the unique features of this development and contribute to an in-depth understanding of various determinants and their impacts on the innovation process. The policy implications will offer a set of normative guidelines for enhancing innovation system development. 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • The Development of the Systemic Approach to Innovation

    Varblane, Urmas (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • The Characteristics of Small Country National Innovation Systems

    Roolaht, Tõnu

    Pages 21-37

  • Path Dependency Factors Affecting the Innovation Systems of Latecomer Countries: Comparison of Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America

    Varblane, Urmas (et al.)

    Pages 39-57

  • Knowledge Creation in Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of Sectoral Composition

    Meriküll, J. (et al.)

    Pages 59-77

  • Creativity and Learning in Innovation Processes

    Vadi, Maaja (et al.)

    Pages 79-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation Systems in Small Catching-Up Economies
Book Subtitle
New Perspectives on Practice and Policy
Editors
  • Elias G. Carayannis
  • Urmas Varblane
  • Tonu Roolaht
Series Title
Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1548-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1548-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1547-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0225-5
Series ISSN
2197-5698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 396
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