1st Edition

High-technology Clusters, Networking and Collective Learning in Europe



ISBN 9781138731585
Published January 16, 2019 by Routledge
278 Pages

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Book Description

This title was first published in 2000:  This text presents a study of collective learning, networking and high-technology regions in Europe. It first provides an overview of the subject area, then goes on to discuss topics such as the role of inter-SME networking and collective learning processes in European high-technology milieux.

Table of Contents

High technology and SMEs, regional clustering and collective learning - an overview; high-technology clusters and evolutionary trends in the 1990s; regional institutional and policy frameworks for high-technology SMEs in Europe; university and public research institute links with regional high-technology SMEs; the role of inter-SME networking and links in innovative high-technology milieux; large firm acquisitions, spin-offs and links in the development of regional clusters of technology-intensive SMEs; collective learning, system competences and epistemically significant moments; collective learning processes in European high-technology milieux; concluding reflections - some policy implications.

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