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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Theory, Policy and Practice

  • Elias G. Carayannis
  • Elpida T. Samara
  • Yannis L. Bakouros

Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Elias G. Carayannis, Elpida T. Samara, Yannis L. Bakouros
    Pages 1-26
  3. Elias G. Carayannis, Elpida T. Samara, Yannis L. Bakouros
    Pages 27-46
  4. Elias G. Carayannis, Elpida T. Samara, Yannis L. Bakouros
    Pages 47-72
  5. Elias G. Carayannis, Elpida T. Samara, Yannis L. Bakouros
    Pages 73-104
  6. Elias G. Carayannis, Elpida T. Samara, Yannis L. Bakouros
    Pages 105-135
  7. Elias G. Carayannis, Elpida T. Samara, Yannis L. Bakouros
    Pages 137-157
  8. Elias G. Carayannis, Elpida T. Samara, Yannis L. Bakouros
    Pages 159-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 203-218

About this book

Introduction

This book aims to meet the needs of education and training in modern techniques of innovation and entrepreneurship, and focuses on the detailed presentation of successful business practices. As today's global economic landscape is changing rapidly, the ability of businesses to introduce new products and services to the market faster than their competitors is perhaps their most distinct competitive advantage. This becomes obvious by the significant market share that the most innovative companies gain while increasing profitability. Extensive research in this field has demonstrated that companies that are constantly innovating normally double their profits compared to others. Moreover, establishing successful practices and policies of innovation management, through which ideas evolve from conception through evaluation to implementation and commercialization, become the basis for economic growth at the firm, industry, national, regional, and global levels.

Taking Greece as an example, this volume identifies systemic weaknesses in development of new products, risk capital, patenting, broadband penetration, lifelong training, investment in research on the part of firms, high-tech exports, and employment in medium-high-technology manufacturing that place the country at the bottom of the European Union in economic performance and threaten its potential to achieve sustainable growth. To address these weaknesses in Greece and similar countries around the world, the authors present a comprehensive overview of the principles of innovation and entrepreneurship, with particular respect to their relationships to knowledge, learning, and creativity. Drawing from a strong theoretical foundation, and illustrated through in-depth case studies and examples from both private and public sectors, the authors present a framework for innovation management that integrates research, education, practical application, and policy. Specific topics include technology transfer, intellectual property rights management, the practice of knowledge management intellectual capital investment, business incubators, and Cooperation Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).

Keywords

Business practices Competitiveness Entrepreneurship Innovation Innovation Management Technology Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Elias G. Carayannis
    • 1
  • Elpida T. Samara
    • 2
  • Yannis L. Bakouros
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and Technology ManagementSchool of Business, George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Western MacedoniaKozaniGreece
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Western MacedoniaKozaniGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11242-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11241-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11242-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5698
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5701
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