Innovation Networks in the German Laser Industry

Evolutionary Change, Strategic Positioning, and Firm Innovativeness

  • Muhamed Kudic

Part of the Economic Complexity and Evolution book series (ECAE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction and Theoretical Background

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  3. Industry, Data and Methods

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  4. Descriptive Analysis

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      Pages 135-135
  5. Econometric Analysis

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      Pages 179-179
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  6. Summary, Conclusion and Outlook

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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-363

About this book


Technological innovation is fundamental to firm performance and economic prosperity. The aim of this book is to contribute to an in-depth understanding of collective innovation processes by analyzing publicly funded R&D cooperation and innovation networks in the German laser industry. Standing in a neo-Schumpeterian tradition, it employs interdisciplinary analytical concepts and draws upon a unique longitudinal dataset from the laser industry that covers more than two decades of observations. In brief, the book makes a valuable contribution by exploring how and why firm-specific R&D cooperation activities and network positions, large-scale network patterns, and evolutionary network change processes affect the innovative performance of laser source manufacturers in Germany.


Evolutionary Charge Firm Innovatieness Innovation Network Laser Industry Network Positioning R&D Cooperation

Authors and affiliations

  • Muhamed Kudic
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  1. 1.Stifterverband, Essen, Germany and Halle Institute for Economic ResearchHalle (Saale)Germany

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