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Governance and Knowledge The Politics of Foreign Investment, Technology and Ideas

Edited By Helge Hveem, Carl Henrik Knutsen Copyright 2012
    296 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    296 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book examines the politics of technology, and provides a detailed analysis of developments and debates within the European Union, international trade and governance.

    An important empirical contribution to the literature on the relations between politics and technology, this volume contains empirical statistical studies based on a wide variety of different types of data, and includes expert contributions from different academic disciplines. With a selection of detailed case studies, this book is divided into three main sections:

    • The first part presents contributions on the role of domestic national policies for innovation and idea diffusion, including studies on Japan and the European Union.
    • The second part takes a critical look at how the international system of intellectual property rights access to knowledge, opportunities for development and health improvement, examining the TRIPS agreement and the European patent system.
    • The third part focuses on the role of foreign direct investment in innovation and idea diffusion, with studies on a wide range of cases using different, novel data material.

    Governance and Knowledge will be of interest to students, scholars and policy-makers of European politics, political economy, international trade, governance and economics.

    1. Introduction: Politics and the creation and diffusion of knowledge Helge Hveem and Carl Henrik Knutsen  Part 1: National Politics, Policies and Innovation  2. Democracy, dictatorship and technological change Carl Henrik Knutsen  3. Is the Economic Crisis Impairing Convergence in Innovation Performance across Europe? Daniele Archibugi and Andrea Filippetti  4. The Impact of Unfair Competition Laws on Innovation Activities Anamaria Maftei  Part 2: International Governance and Innovation: The Patent System  5. The Globalisation of Intellectual Property Rights: Four Lessons Learned and Four Theses Daniele Archibugi and Andrea Filippetti  6. Policy capture, convergence, and challenge: EU and the Doha Amendment to the TRIPS Agreement Helge Hveem  7. The Governance of Patents in Europe: An Improved Patent Impact Assessment for New Technology Developments Evisa Kica and Nico Groenendijk  Part 3: Foreign Direct Investment and R&D  8. Foreign Direct Investment and Technological Convergence Michael Hübler  9. ‘Attract FDI!’ — A universal golden rule? Empirical evidence for OECD and selected non-OECD countries Robert Stehrer and Julia Woerz  10. Multinational Firms’ R&D Investment in Developing Countries: Determinants of Location Choices Viviana Maftei  11. Does foreign ownership facilitate cooperation on innovation? Firm-level evidence from the enlarged European Union Martin Srholec  12. Public Policies and the Location of EU business R&D: Insights from the EC IRMA Survey Michele Michele Cincera, Claudio Cozza  and Alexander Tübke  13.Firms Internationalisation in the Service Industries: Evidence for Norway Fulvio Castellacci  4. Backward FDI linkages as a channel for transferring technology and building innovation capability - the case of Slovenia Maja Bucar, Matija Rojec and Metka Stare


    Helge Hveem is Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway.

    Carl Henrik Knutsen is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway.