The first book to analyze how new technologies are emerging against a background of continuing globalization of research and development activities. This unique book explores how technological communities and networks shape a broad range of new computer based technologies in regional, national and international contexts.
Offering a critique of existing organizational and business models, Assimakopoulos analyzes the structure of a broad range of existing technological communities and networks looking at a range of areas including:
- Internet security
- electronic copyright
- intellectual property rights protection
- geographic information systems.
This text is a key resource for research and development managers, ICT engineers and policy makers, as well as post graduate researchers in knowledge management, technology policy, sociology and economics of innovation or history of science and technology.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Communties as the Social Locus of Knowledge Intensive Technological Practice 3. Collaboration Networks as the Social Locus of Knowledge Intensive Technological Innovation 4. Ptolemaic Views of Personal Networks in Cross-National Innovation 5. An Astronomer's View of the Origins of a National GIS Community 6. A Regional Semiconductor Community and Academic Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley 7. Technological Communities and Networks: New Frontiers for Knowledge Intensive Innovation