Innovation in Developing and Transition Countries

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Innovation in Developing and Transition Countries

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This edited volume offers a multidisciplinary perspective on innovation challenges and innovative practices in the context of developing and transition countries. The contributions mostly embrace a national innovation system approach in an attempt to understand innovation processes and their implications at both macro and micro levels. <P><P>The chapters in this book, taken as a whole, offer insights on a range of issues grouped around the following questions: <P><ul><li>What are the challenges for innovation at the macro (system) and micro (firm) level according to the experiences of developing and transition countries?</li><li>What is the role of public policies in the transformation of national innovation systems?</li><li>What innovation practices allow to successfully overcome challenges to innovation? </li><li>What is the role of collaboration and learning in fostering innovation?</li></ul><P> A variety of methods are presented including historical analysis, participatory action research, case studies, document analysis and survey-based quantitative research as well as triangulation to study innovation and adaptation strategies in developing and transition countries. It also provides 10 case studies selected from developing and transition countries, to offer a detailed and comprehensive perspective on innovation and innovation practices at macro and micro levels. <P>Students and researchers interested in innovation and innovation systems around the world will find this volume an invaluable tool and reference.<P><b>Contributors include:</b> G. Abuduxike, C.G. Acevedo Peña, S.M. Aljunid, W.M.H. Céspedes Quiroga, L. Csonka, A. Faggian, O.O. Jegede, M. Lukacs de Pereny Martens, A. Morero Hernán, T. Poghosyan, R. Rasiah, J. Schmutzler, M. Suarez, C. Tomassini Urti, A. Tsvetkova, N. Yacoub, X.-S. Yap, J.E. Zambrana Montán
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