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High Technology Industry and Innovative Environments

The European Experience, 1st Edition

Edited by Philippe Aydalot, David Keeble


250 pages

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Originally published in 1988, this book explores how new technologies, industrial innovation and the growth of high technology industry have affected regional employment and economic change in different European countries. It discusses the factors which make some areas better suited than others to the development of the new industries, emphasising how fuctional integration and dependence upon highly-qualified manpower tend to concentrate these industries in particular locations. Attempts to encourage innovation and the development of high technology industry in old industrial areas are discussed, with particular reference to the role of large firms, training programmes and government policies.


"A wonderful way to support the continued dissemination of a classic book that has been formative for many working in this field." Andy Pike, CURDS, University of Newcastle

Table of Contents

1. High Technology Industry and Innovative Environments in Europe: An Overview P. Aydalot and D. Keeble 2. Technological Trajectories and Regional Innovation in Europe P. Aydalot 3. Functional Integration and Locational Shifts in New Technology Industry R. Camagni 4. High-Technology Industry and Local Environments in the UK D. Keeble 5. Local Innovation and Large Firm Strategies in Europe C. Pottier 6. Technological Clusters and Regional Economic Restructuring G. Loinger 7. New Technologies, Local Synergies and Regional Policies in Europe J-C. Perrin 8. Economic and Territorial Conditions for Indigenous Revival in Europe's Industrial Regions D. Maillat and J-Y. Vasserot 9. Local Employment, Training Structures and New Technologies in Traditional Industrial Regions: European Comparisons M. Alaluf and A. Vanheerswynghels 10. Development Theory, Technological Change and Europe's Frontier Regions R. Ratti 11. The Role of Innovations in Regional Economic Restructuring in Eastern Europe E. Glugiewicz and B. Gruchman

About the Editors

Philippe Aydalot

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory