Innovation and Technology - Strategies and Policies

Innovation and Technology - Strategies and Policies

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Innovation and Technology - Strategies and Policies contains a selection of outstanding contributions by world experts on how a culture of innovation is able to produce a response to fast global changes affecting society.
The book describes major evolutionary directions and foreseen trends in: environment versus industry; technology breakthroughs; energy planning; education and research; intangible investment requirements; new health technologies; and economics and management of innovative actions at strategic, organisational and technological levels.
The actual percolation of the innovative process throughout the multiple facets of society is presented in relation to the main challenges facing us in the 21st Century. The book is addressed to all those concerned with innovation in dynamic terms as a creative response to the ongoing changes in society integrating sciences, technologies, humanities, life-long education and training, and other disciplines.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 567g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1997 ed.
  • X, 274 p.
  • 0792344359
  • 9780792344353

Table of contents

Preface. Environment and Eco-Industries: The Environment: The Basic Resource; A.J. Fairclough. Technological & Management Innovation as Partners for Economic Growth; S.C. James. Technology: Technologies of Time - and Location - Independent Telecooperation in Interactive and Multimedia Applications; J.L. Encarnacao, et al. Evolution from Invention to Technological Innovation and Influence of `Objects' on Economic Cycles and on Paradigms; H. Benavides Puerto. Energy: Merits and Short Comings of Energy Forecasts: Demand for and Price of Crude Oil; J. Masseron, J.P. Favennec. Energy Policy: Fairy Tales and Factualities; W. Van Gool. Energy Needs in the Next Century; J. Ward. Nuclear Energy into the 21st Century; G.P. Hammond. Training, Education and Research: Photonics for the Knowledge Age; M.J. Soileau. Science and Innovation as Strategic Tools for Industrial and Economic Growth; C. Corsi. The Culture of Innovation in Higher Education Processes; S. Russo. Trends of the Portuguese Scientific and Technological Development; F. Ramoa Ribeiro. Innovation and Ongoing Industrial Transmutation; O.D.D. Soares. Health: Photonics (Optoelectronics) in Medicine and Surgery for the 21st Century; D.M. Harris. Economics and Management: R&D and International Trade: Government Intervention and the Role of Supranational Authorities; P.P. Barros. Technological Change and Management Education; L. Puges. Economics of Innovation and Learning; P. Cohendet, et al. Spillovers from Abroad - A Sectorial Assessment of the Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment on Hungarian Industrial Development; A. Toeroek.Innovation and Promotional Employment Strategies; M. da Conceicao Pereira Ramos. Technological Innovation and New Management Instruments: The Technology Management / Check-up for CAD/CAM Users; M.I. Soares, R. Schneider.
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