Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks combines concepts and theories from the fields of urban development and planning, innovation management, and virtual / intelligent environments. It explains the rise of intelligent cities with respect to the globalisation of systems of innovation; opens up a new way for making intelligent environments via the connection of human skills, institutional mechanisms, and digital spaces operating within a community; and describes a series of platforms and tools for the making of intelligent cities.
"Undoubtedly, Nicos Komninos knows his field very well and can communicate his enthusiasm for innovative processes. He writes with nuance and wit. Policy-makers, city planners with an academic background and political scientists would certainly benefit as well from reading this book."—Yves Laberge, Department of Sociology, Université Laval
Part 1: Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation 1. An Intelligent-Global World is Emerging 2. Lessons from Regions of Innovation Excellence 3. Systems of Innovation: Diversity and Evolution 4. Virtual Innovation Environments: Adding a Global Dimension to Innovation Systems 5. Intelligent Clusters, Communities, and Cities Part 2: Building Blocks: Knowledge Functions of Intelligent Cities 6. Strategic Intelligence Networks 7. Technology Transfer and Absorption 8. Innovation and Product Development Over Network 9. Digital City Marketplaces: Global Trade and Local Services 10. Building Blocks of Intelligent Communities, Clusters, and Cities. Appendix: Five Platforms for Intelligent Cities
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