The channels and mechanisms of knowledge flows define the links that make up production and innovation systems. As such, they relate directly or indirectly to all policies that affect such systems. Knowledge flows are also directly related to intellectual property protection policies and competition policies that create the infrastructure supporting various forms of formal interaction among economic agents in production and innovation systems.
Knowledge Flows in European Industry presents the results of an extensive research programme funded by the European Commission to empirically appraise the dissemination of knowledge relevant to the innovative activities of European manufacturing and service sectors. It explores the extent, density, and mechanism of innovation-related knowledge flows affecting the innovative capacity of European industry and the mechanisms that support such flows, as well as examining incentives to access and transmit results and the determinants of knowledge transmission.
Featuring contributions from leading international scholars including Anthony Arundel and Bent Dalum, this interdisciplinary volume focuses on questions of interest to regional, national, and pan-European science, technology and innovation policy, and will be an important read for those involved in business and management as well as those in the field of economics.
List of Figures List of Tables List of Boxes List of Contributors Foreword Acknowledgements Abbreviations and Acronyms 1. Introduction Part A: Setting the Agenda for the Study of Knowledge Flows 2. Theoretical Foundations and Key Concepts 3. Conventional and Experimental Indictors of Knowledge Flows 4. An Operational Framework for the Study of Knowledge Flows 5. Knowledge Flows in European Industry: An Overview of Evidence from Surveys and Case Studies Part B: Aspects of Knowledge Flows 6. Facilitators and Impediments to Knowledge Sharing: An Exploration of Different Organization Forms 7. Knowledge Flows in the Danish ICT Sector: The Paradox of Advanced Demand and Mediocre Supply 8. Collaboration and Innovation Outputs 9. Firm Size and Openness: The Driving Forces of University–Industry Collaboration 10. Self-selection and Learning in European Research Joint Ventures: A Micro-econometric Analysis of Participation and Patenting 11. The Evolution of Intra- and Inter-sector Knowledge Spillovers in the EU Framework Programmes 12. Unveiling the Texture of a European Research Area: Emergence of Oligarchic Networks under EU Framework Programmes 13. Small Worlds and Technology Networks: The Case of European Research Collaboration Part C: Policies for Knowledge Flows 14. Innovation Policies Affecting Knowledge Flows 15. Towards a New Agenda for Enhancing Knowledge Flows in Europe