Technological Communities and Networks

Triggers and Drivers for Innovation

By Dimitris Assimakopoulos

© 2007 – Routledge

236 pages | 75 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Technology, Work and Organizations

The books in the series offer groundings in central elements of the management of technology and innovation. They provide stimulating treatments of key themes which form part of the Management of Technology and/or Innovation syllabus and are primarily aimed at advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and lecturing and research staff. The books explain, develop and critically explore issues and concepts on the assumption that students and staff already have a basic understanding of the area. All the books in the series incorporate a combination of this review of the current state of knowledge in a particular aspect of the management of technology/innovation with the presentation and discussion of new primary material not previously published.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management