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High Technology, Productivity and Networks

A Systemic Approach to SME Development

  • Mario Davide Parrilli
  • Patrizio Bianchi
  • Roger Sugden
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

  3. Hi-tech Promotion

  4. Productivity Increases

  5. Networking

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Patrizio Bianchi
      Pages 233-239
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 240-254

About this book

Introduction

Progress in telecommunications and infrastructure, coupled with liberalization in international organizations, has introduced a number of new competitors to existing SMEs. This book analyzes strategic aspects of SME development that may help to promote growth: high-tech development, productivity increase, and strengthening of linkages.

Keywords

Developing Countries development employment

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Davide Parrilli
    • 1
  • Patrizio Bianchi
    • 2
  • Roger Sugden
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Economic Development PolicyUniversity of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.University of FerraraItaly
  3. 3.University of BirminghamUK

About the editors

JUSTO AGUILAR Full Professor and Director of the Institute for Research in Economic Sciences, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica PABLO ANGELELLI Expert, Division on Small and Medium Enterprises, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, USA MARI JOSE ARANGUREN Director, Department of Economics, University of Deusto and Orkestra Institute of Competitiveness and Development, San Sebastian, Spain DAVID AUDRETSCH Full Professor, University of Indiana, USA; Director of Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany NICOLA BELLINI Full Professor, University School Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy MARIA CALLEJON Full Professor, University of Barcelona, Spain; Director of SME Policies, Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Spain LISA DE PROPIS Senior Lecturer, Institute for Economic Development Policy, University of Birmingham, UK MARCO DI TOMMASO Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ferrara, Italy MAIKOL ELIZONDO Research Fellow, Institute for Research in Economic Sciences, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica JOAO FURTADO Full Professor, Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil RENATO GARCIA Associate Professor, Polytechnic School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil HUGO KANTIS Full Professor, University of General Sarmiento, Buenos Aires, Argentina PETER KNORRINGA Associate Professor, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands CARLO PIETROBELLI Full Professor, University of Rome Three, Rome, Italy ROBERTA RABELLOTTI Associate Professor, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy LAURA RAMACIOTTI Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ferrara, Italy STUART SCHWEITZER Full Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, USA WILSON SUZIGAN Full Professor, University of Campinas, Brazil

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