This volume, originally published in 1993 is based on extensive research and draws together a selection of detailed global case studies illustrating a variety of issues from Japanese joint ventures to small business development. It considers the scope and scale of collaboration in order to assess the way successful companies have achieved their growth. The book presents a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and asks what the implications for skills development are; what effect public policy has; how far such ventures can go and what decision making processes are involved.
Table of Contents
1. Technology in Industry 2. Technological Collaboration in Industry 3. Why Collaborate? 4. Theoretical Approaches to Collaboration 5. Collaboration and Innovation - The Case of Biotechnology 6. Collaboration and Innovation - Networks, Intermediaries and Standards 7. Public Policy and Technological Collaboration 8. Corporate Technology Strategy 9. Internationalization and Technological Collaboration 10. Technological Collaboration in Japan 11. The Collaborative Technological Activities of Small Firms 12. Management of Technological collboration 13. The New challenges of Technological Collaboration