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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00
This important book addresses how long term and large scale shifts from one socio-technical system to another come about, using insights from evolutionary economics, sociology of technology and innovation studies. These major changes involve not just technological changes, but also changes in markets, regulation, culture, industrial networks and infrastructure. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 50.00
In the early 1990s, in the midst of a major economic slump, the Finnish government embarked on a strategy to re-mold Finland into a knowledge society. A key element in this strategy was to raise the knowledge and skill levels of the population by doubling higher education enrolments by the end of the century. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 81.00
How far have OECD countries advanced in their move to a knowledge-based economy? Which new technologies are growing in importance? How far have information and communications technologies spread? How are these trends affecting the global interaction of economies, in trade and investment as well as science and technology? And how does this affect productivity... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 81.00
Science and technology contribute to innovation and industrial performance as never before. What steps are countries taking to strengthen their capabilities in science technology and innovation? How can they best collaborate with business to create, diffuse, and exploit knowledge in all sectors of an increasingly competitive, global economy? The... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 100.00
Academic inventions are becoming a more important source of technological innovation and a basis for new business start-ups. Universities and other public research organisations (PROs) are racing to patent and license inventions and other forms of intellectual property such as software. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 117.00
Innovation increases companies? competitive advantage and spurs nations? economic growth. Businesses and public research organisations now patent more inventions than they did just a few years ago, and the number of patents filed in Europe, Japan and the United States increased by more than half over the past decade. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00
Focusing on emerging technology regions of the US, Canada and Mexico, the authors provide an analysis of firms? innovative milieus in three contexts: national systems of innovation, knowledge regions and incubation mechanisms. An overview of the evolution of each region over the past quarter century is presented, along with an evaluation of the effectiveness... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 65.00
This study looks at the industrialization of North America from the perspective of the industrial archaeologist. Using material evidence, it examines manufacturing technology, transportation systems and the effects of industrialization on the land. more...
- Pearson Education 2006; US$ 52.00
Crafting a perfect rendering in 3D software means nailing all the details. And no matter what software you use, your success in creating realistic-looking illumination, shadows and textures depends on your professional lighting and rendering techniques. In this lavishly illustrated new edition, Pixar's Jeremy Birn shows you how to: Master... more...
- ISTE 2006; US$ 175.00
Instrumentation and Measurement presents the general principles of instrumentation processes. The book explains the theoretical analysis of physical phenomena used by standard sensors and transducers to transform a physical value into an electrical signal. The preprocessing of these signals through electronic circuits ? amplification, signal filtering... more...