© 2002

Networks, Alliances and Partnerships in the Innovation Process

  • John de la Mothe
  • Albert N. Link

Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction and Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John de la Mothe, Albert N. Link
      Pages 3-6
    3. W. Edward Steinmueller
      Pages 29-43
  3. Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Frances Anderson, Chuck McNiven, Antoine Rose
      Pages 47-66
    3. Anthony Arundel, Catalina Bordoy
      Pages 67-87
  4. Practice

  5. Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Don E. Kash, Robin N. Auger, Ning Li
      Pages 165-189
    3. Dominique Foray
      Pages 191-198
    4. Lionel Nesta, Vincent Mangematin
      Pages 199-220
    5. John de la Mothe
      Pages 251-262
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263

About this book


In an era of intense knowledge-based globalization and technology-based competition, the central role of networks, alliances and partnerships is now becoming recognized. By looking at the dynamics of these strategic organizational activities, leading authors in the field examine, in this book, how firms align themselves, how they use networks and enter into partnerships in order to develop new or radically improved processes, and how they introduce new or radically improved products to the market. The topic excludes, as the primary interest, spatial effects, such as those found in geographic clusters, or in regional innovation systems. The focus here is instead on the innovation process, and therefore examines framework issues about how we can assess networks of innovators, measurement issues for both researchers and official statisticians, and impact issues for both industry strategists and policy makers.

Using an evolutionary perspective, and drawing on a range of disciplines, Networks, Partnerships and Alliances explores important issues at the conceptual, methodological and comparative levels concerning the construction of comparative advantage.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John de la Mothe
    • 1
  • Albert N. Link
    • 2
  1. 1.PRIMEUniversity of OttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of North CarolinaUSA

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