Innovation and Growth
From R & D Strategies of Innovating Firms to Economy-wide Technological ChangeeBook - 2012
This volume provides an understanding of firms' R & D and innovation strategies and their economy-wide consequences. It is based on the premise that differences in firm-level returns, as well as economy-wide outcomes, may be linked to the heterogeneous ways in which firms organize and undertake R & D and innovation activities. It emphasizes innovation strategies of innovating firms, and reflects that innovation efforts do not represent a uniform type of expenditure. Organized into three parts the volume moves from the micro to the macro-level. This structure highlights the notion that R & D and innovation and growth are two interdependent perspectives. The first of these is micro-oriented and focuses on innovation processes of firms, where R & D activities and other innovation efforts give rise to consequences such as a strengthening of resource bases, growth of sales and employment, patents, new products, increasing productivity and profits, and improved chances of survival.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 247 pages) : illustrations