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Low tech Innovation

Low tech Innovation Book
Author : Oliver Som,Eva Kirner
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-10-28
ISBN : 3319099736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights the economic relevance of the so-called low-tech industries and firms. Non R&D intensive firms continue to be the economic backbone of several developed industrial countries. They form the core of National Innovation Systems and contribute significantly to growth and employment. However, due to their lack of R&D activity, they are easily overlooked in the general innovation debate. This book provides latest empirical findings on the current economic relevance and specific innovation strategies and management of non-R&D intensive firms in Germany. It discusses their future role in a knowledge driven economy as well as possible implications for innovation and technology policy. An outcome of several years of dedicated research conducted at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), this book will prove of immense value to researchers and policy makers dealing with innovation and knowledge strategy.

Innovation in Low tech Firms and Industries

Innovation in Low tech Firms and Industries Book
Author : Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen,David Jacobson
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 1848445059
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This very valuable book collects together excellent empirical essays on what amounts to a silent majority in advanced industrial societies: low and medium tech manufacturing industries. Such industries employ more people and make a larger contribution to aggregate value creation than their more lauded high-tech counterparts and moreover, they constitute extremely important customer industries for such higher tech producers. They may be neglected, but they are not going away indeed, this volume shows that they are growing and adapting to the new competitive challenges of globalization. Attending to the dynamics of innovation and change in this large sector is crucial for understanding processes of social and economic restructuring in Europe today. The essays in this volume are the first place to look for insight into this extremely important area of political economic life in Europe. Gary Herrigel, University of Chicago, US Innovation in Low-Tech Firms and Industries challenges the currently fashionable notion that the advent of a knowledge-based economy demands that all social resources should be diverted to high-technology industries. Hirsch-Kreinsen and Jacobson point out these constitute a small part of even the most advanced economies. Attention has been diverted from the important innovation processes which occur in low and medium technology (LMT) sectors. This volume calls on us to achieve a much better and wiser balance in our industrial policy. Terrence McDonough, National University of Ireland, Galway The authors of this book make an urgently needed provocative point: ordinary engineering and technology ( low-tech ) continue to be of greater importance, in our knowledge society , than high-tech activities, and they may be similarly demanding by the competence they require and produce. This counteracts the exaggerated hype about high-tech firms or activities. The high-tech classification itself is highly arbitrary and often superficial. The authors show in what way low-tech activities and firms are important, and how they can be cultivated to buttress the economic strength of industrial and post-industrial nations. Researchers and policymakers, please take note! Arndt Sorge, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany and University of Groningen, The Netherlands It is a general understanding that the advanced economies are currently undergoing a fundamental transformation into knowledge-based societies. There is a firm belief that this is based on the development of high-tech industries. Correspondingly, in this scenario low-tech sectors appear to be less important. A critique of this widely held belief is the starting point of this book. It is often overlooked that many of the current innovation activities are linked to developments inside the realm of low-tech. Thus the general objective of the book is to contribute to a discussion concerning the relevance of low-tech industries for industrial innovativeness in the emerging knowledge economy. Providing examples of both theoretical and empirical research in this area, Innovation in Low-tech Firms and Industries will be of great interest to postgraduate students and academic researchers in innovation studies. It will also appeal to policy makers in the field of innovation policy as well as industrial economists and sociologists interested in traditional industries in advanced economies.

Low Cost Low Tech Innovation

Low Cost  Low Tech Innovation Book
Author : Vijay Vyas
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-11-13
ISBN : 1136686673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Like much of SMEs research, innovation studies of small enterprises have commenced later and are less numerous. The focus of such studies remains high-technology enterprises, which continue to attract both academic and popular interest, oblivious to the innovative endeavours of people in traditional low-tech industries. This book attempts to address this imbalance through a comprehensive analysis of innovation in this largely neglected area. Based on case studies of seven small innovative food companies, this book presents an in-depth analysis of innovation in the Scottish food and drinks industry and unravels a lesser-known approach to effective low-cost product innovation, which is simple and economical, yet elegant and successful. Using careful data collection and rigorous statistical testing, the analysis and findings in this book address a wide spectrum of interests: academics in business schools, policy makers in governments and executives and entrepreneurs in food and other low-technology sectors.

Low Cost Low Tech Innovation

Low Cost  Low Tech Innovation Book
Author : Vijay Vyas
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-11-13
ISBN : 1136686606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Like much of SMEs research, innovation studies of small enterprises have commenced later and are less numerous. The focus of such studies remains high-technology enterprises, which continue to attract both academic and popular interest, oblivious to the innovative endeavours of people in traditional low-tech industries. This book attempts to address this imbalance through a comprehensive analysis of innovation in this largely neglected area. Based on case studies of seven small innovative food companies, this book presents an in-depth analysis of innovation in the Scottish food and drinks industry and unravels a lesser-known approach to effective low-cost product innovation, which is simple and economical, yet elegant and successful. Using careful data collection and rigorous statistical testing, the analysis and findings in this book address a wide spectrum of interests: academics in business schools, policy makers in governments and executives and entrepreneurs in food and other low-technology sectors.

Emergency Driven Innovation

Emergency Driven Innovation Book
Author : Ernesto Antonini,Andrea Boeri,Francesca Giglio
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-09-24
ISBN : 3030559696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the relationship between the circular economy and the building technologies within the quintuple helix innovation model. The main question the book answers is whether and how the conversion of sustainable construction processes can be a powerful engine of innovation for the industry. The post-disaster settlements and temporary shelters are assumed as examples of what can be defined as circular buildings in regards to the technical arrangements and features, material and process reversibility, as the social and participative dimensions. Several cases of these interventions are documented and classified by three thematic axes: design, building and living. This highlighted new trajectories for innovation in building technology, consistent with the social, economic and productive dynamics that no longer allows for growing performance by increasing the resource demand. A theoretic framework is traced supporting this vision, which shows how the low technologies can respond to the transition of the economic model from linear to circular. Within this trajectory, the low-tech design for remanufacturing represents a reference framework and a promising tool applicable to the building processes. The enabling technologies and new paradigms for the transition to circular economy emerging from the European research scenario are also mapped, outlining z`the possible future developments in line with open technical and societal challenges.

The Paradox of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship in Low Tech Industries

The Paradox of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship in Low Tech Industries Book
Author : Isabel Schwinge
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-07-22
ISBN : 3658109378
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents the first multidimensional investigation of KIE in the context of low-tech industries and gives insights in paradox conditions and specific mechanisms, using the example of the German textile industry. Therefore, the author solves conceptual inconsistencies and develops an alternative framework referring to systemic concepts of sectoral innovation systems and KIE as well as to the concept of institutional entrepreneurs. As a result, the deviation of willful actors from a restricting institutional environment and sources of entrepreneurial opportunities can be investigated more comprehensively.

Overcoming Uncertainty of Institutional Environment as a Tool of Global Crisis Management

Overcoming Uncertainty of Institutional Environment as a Tool of Global Crisis Management Book
Author : Elena G. Popkova
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-09-03
ISBN : 3319606964
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the result of recent research by contemporary scientists on topics which were discussed at the conference of the same name in Volgograd, Russia in April 2017. The global economic system is currently in a stage of active formation and development: its boundaries and conditions of existence are constantly changing, which is accompanied by crises that influence the economic systems of its member countries. In order to solve problems emanating from global economic crises, a new direction was formed in modern science – global crisis management. Development of this direction requires the formation of the accompanying categorical apparatus, the development of a corresponding scientific and methodological basis, and the engagement in extensive practical research.

Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship in Low Tech Industries

Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship in Low Tech Industries Book
Author : Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen,Isabel Schwinge
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2014-05-30
ISBN : 1783472049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book will appeal to social scientists, economists and students of innovation and entrepreneurship studies. Policy-makers and company representatives will also find much of interest in this book, with its surprising insights into a field that has b

Low tech Innovation in the Knowledge Economy

Low tech Innovation in the Knowledge Economy Book
Author : Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen,David Jacobson,Staffan Laestadius
Publisher : Peter Lang Publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume brings together reflections and research findings on so-called lowtech industries. The accepted wisdom seems to accept that mature, industrialised nations are undergoing a fundamental transformation into the much vaunted Knowledge Society. There is a firm belief that in this situation the advancement of high-tech industries is essential for growth and development. Correspondingly, in this scenario so-called low-tech sectors appear to be less important in and for the major industrialised countries. The starting point of this volume is a fundamental critique of this widely held belief. In fact, many of the processes we witness today are based on developments outside the realm of high-tech and lowtech industries are important not only for employment and growth but also for knowledge formation in European economies.

Retrotech and Lowtech how forgotten patents can shake the future

Retrotech and Lowtech   how forgotten patents can shake the future Book
Author : Cedric Carles,Thomas Ortiz,Eric Dussert
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2020-12-27
ISBN : 2957445166
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our planet is currently going through an unprecedented energy crisis. Yet many forgotten energy innovations throughout history exist and continue to be relevant to today’s world. All in all, we must perhaps look into the past to find solutions for tomorrow’s world. The book takes us on a journey through time and space, allowing us to discover more than sixty little-known innovations in energy production: from Lavoisier’s warming in- soles (1780) to Jean-Luc Perrier’s hydrogen-powered car (1979), from Bell’s photophone (1880) to Jean Pain’s compost (1969) The book invites us to reflect on the notion of progress, on the importance of archives and patents, on technical mutations and the relationship between science and art. It seems that the notion of possible is within everyone’s reach and that, if the energy transition has already begun, it depends only on each one of us. The book under the supervision of Cedric Carles, designer and researcher, Thomas Ortiz, engineer and artist, and Eric Dussert, coordinator of the digitization of prints at the BnF. This edition was coordinated by Loic Rogard, an interdisciplinary energy and environment researcher. This book brings together contributions from amateurs and specialists alike.spaces for open access to technology and questioning the notion of innovation.

Secret Gadgets and Strange Gizmos

Secret Gadgets and Strange Gizmos Book
Author : Bill Yenne
Publisher : Zenith Imprint
Release : 2006-01
ISBN : 9780760321157
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the unusual, secret, unheralded, and forgotten inventions that were used as weapons and military systems by the United States since World War I.

Openness and Technological Innovations in Developing Countries

Openness and Technological Innovations in Developing Countries Book
Author : Rita Almeida,Ana Margarida Fernandes
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Openness and Technological Innovations in Developing Countries book written by Rita Almeida,Ana Margarida Fernandes, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Green Innovation in China

Green Innovation in China Book
Author : Joanna I. Lewis
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0231153309
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Just a decade ago, China maintained only a handful of operating wind turbines -- all imported from Europe and the United States.

Marketing of High technology Products and Innovations

Marketing of High technology Products and Innovations Book
Author : Jakki J. Mohr,Sanjit Sengupta,Stanley F. Slater
Publisher : Pearson Prentice Hall
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9780136049968
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title provides a thorugh overview of the issues high-tech marketers must address, and provides a balance between conceptual discussions and examples; small and big business; products and services; and consumer and business-to-business marketing contexts.

Encyclopedia of New Venture Management

Encyclopedia of New Venture Management Book
Author : Matthew R. Marvel
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2012-05-18
ISBN : 1412990815
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Encyclopedia of New Venture Management explores the skills needed to succeed in business, along with the potential risks and rewards and environmental settings and characteristics.

11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2022-07-05
ISBN : 1911218077
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Social and Technological Innovation in Africa

Social and Technological Innovation in Africa Book
Author : Solomon Nwaka
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-07-16
ISBN : 9811601550
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the landscape of sustained investment in research and innovation in Africa, which are critical for development. This cutting-edge analysis is based on empirical evidence and the author’s experience in managing health and related innovations on the continent and globally. It concludes, for the first time, that African innovation is largely driven by the principles of Social, rather than Technological innovation. The significance of this finding and the need to optimize, scale and sustain this dominant innovation is addressed in various chapters that analyze the status, challenges and opportunities. Particularly, the financing, collaboration and coordination patterns for these activities on the continent show a fragmented ecosystem that is largely dependent on external donors and aid. The importance of supportive policies, leadership and venture mechanisms that incentivizes public and private entities to innovate is further exemplified by the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic. The book proposes mechanism to address identified challenges.

Innovation without R D

Innovation without R D Book
Author : Oliver Som
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-02-14
ISBN : 3834934925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An evolutionary Approach to heterogeneity in Firms Innovation Strategies

Global Innovation Index 2011

Global Innovation Index 2011 Book
Author : Cornell University,INSEAD,World Intellectual Property Organization
Publisher : WIPO
Release : 19??
ISBN : 2952221014
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of 125 countries and economies around the world, based on 80 indicators. This edition explores the impact of innovation-oriented policies on economic growth and development. High-income and developing countries alike are seeking innovation-driven growth through different strategies. Some countries are successfully improving their innovation capacity, while others still struggle.

Driving the Economy through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Driving the Economy through Innovation and Entrepreneurship Book
Author : Department of Management Studies,
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-04-09
ISBN : 8132207467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Modern technologies are central to creation of wealth through business expansion leading to economic development. This is visible in the fast-paced technology-induced economic growth experienced by most countries, especially by rapidly growing economies such as India, China, Brazil, South Korea, among others. Increasing individual scientific contribution, nurturing entrepreneurial talent, promoting innovative competence, strategically prioritizing and investing in technologies and enhancing national economic wealth are some of the important Technology Management goals. Technology Management has emerged as a strategic and knowledge domain of interest to academicians, practitioners, and policy makers across the globe. Technology Management has also evolved into an inter-disciplinary concern which requires national and international collaborations and exchange of insights. Keeping this objective in mind the International Conference on Technology Management is organized by the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, a leader in research and education in Technology Management for the last several decades. This conference aims at integrating experiences of academicians, industry leaders, Technology Managers and Innovators towards effective knowledge creation and economic development. The contributions of the present volume are presented at the International Conference on Technology Management-2012 during 18-20 July 2012.