Palgrave Advances in the Economics of Innovation and Technology
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Science and Technology Parks and Regional Economic Development

An International Perspective

Editors: Amoroso, Sara, Link, Albert, Wright, Mike (Eds.)

  • Presents the first collection of an international perspective on science and technology parks
  • Presents quantitative and qualitative evidence of the impact of science and technology parks on regional development
  • Explores concrete ways to collect data on support of science and technology parks
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About this book

This book is the first collection of scholarly writings on science and technology parks (STPs) that has an international perspective. It explores concrete ways to systematically collect information on public and private organizations related to their support of and activities in STPs, including incubation to start-up and scale-up, and collaborations with centers of knowledge creation. Rather than perpetuate the qualitative assessment of successful practices, the focus of this book is to present quantitative and qualitative evidence of the impact of STPs on regional development and to raise awareness on the importance of systematic data collection and analysis. Only through a systematic collection of data on fiscal identification numbers of companies, universities, and university spin-offs will it be possible to conduct current and especially future analyses on the impact of STPs on entrepreneurship, effectiveness of technology transfer, and regional economic development.  To this extent, the synergistic views of academics, representatives from STPs, and policy experts are crucial.

About the authors

Sara Amoroso is Researcher at the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission, Spain. Sara's research focuses on industrial innovation and innovation policy. Her main topics of interest are foreign direct investment, firm dynamics, and R&D networks.  She is an associate editor of the Journal of Technology Transfer.  Her research has been published in such journals as Small Business Economics, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, and Journal of Technology Transfer.

Albert N. Link is Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.  In 2019, Link was awarded the title and honorary position of Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria, UK.  Professor Link’s research focuses on entrepreneurship, technology and innovation policy, the economics of R&D, and policy/program evaluation.  He has published more than 50 book and 200 articles in academic journal and scholarly collections such as the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Political Economy, and Research Policy.  He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Technology Transfer.  He is also co-editor of Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship and founder/editor of Annals of Science and Technology Policy.  He is ranked in the top 10 worldwide in four separate fields of study in economics.

Mike Wright is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School and Director of the Centre for Management Buyout Research, which he founded in 1986. Mike is Chair of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society. He has been an editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Technology Transfer and of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. He has published over 60 books and more than 450 articles in leading international journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Research Policy, etc. on academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer, entrepreneurial mobility, private equity, emerging economies, and related topics. His latest books include The Routledge Handbook of Management Buyouts (co-edited, 2018), Accelerators: Successful Venture Creation and Growth  (co-edited, 2018), and Student Entrepreneurship: The new landscape in academic entrepreneurship (with Philippe Mustar and Don Siegel, 2019). He has been ranked #1 worldwide for publications in academic entrepreneurship. 

Reviews

“Science and technology parks (STPs) are one of the main actors in the enhancement of the global knowledge economy.  Although there are many strategic models, there are sufficient and common denominators to regard them as a species, a very powerful tool for economic development based on knowledge, technology and innovation. This book is a good attempt to critically and comprehensively explore the impact of STPs.” (Luis Sanz, Chief Executive Officer, International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP))

“Science and technology parks are a critical infrastructure in a nation’s innovation system.  The contributors to this book have greatly expanded our understanding of these parks, and their scholarship has enriched the research and practitioner professions.” (Donald S. Siegel, Foundation Professor of Public Policy and Management, Arizona State University)

Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for India (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 24, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30963-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 109,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • Due: January 24, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-30962-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science and Technology Parks and Regional Economic Development
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective
Editors
  • Sara Amoroso
  • Albert Link
  • Mike Wright
Series Title
Palgrave Advances in the Economics of Innovation and Technology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30963-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30963-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30962-6
Series ISSN
2662-3862
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 236
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
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