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Innovation in real places strategies for prosperity in an unforgiving world

Author: Dan Breznitz
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2021]
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The new globalization of innovation -- The Silicon peaches -- Startups are everywhere! (but the growth statistics) -- Making America great again? -- Four are better than one (but first, let us plan it strategically) -- Singing and designing - incrementally : innovation-based growth -- Out with the old, in with the new! But in what ways? -- Looking for better options : the science of innovation policies and agencies
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als
Breznitz, Dan
Innovation in real places
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]
Online-Ausgabe
(DLC)2020050295
Erscheint auch als
Breznitz, Dan
Innovation in real places
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020
1 Online-Ressource (289 pages)
Online-Ausgabe
(DE-627)1753595045
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Breznitz
ISBN: 9780197508114 0197508111
OCLC Number: 1229136330
Accession No: (DE-627)1743826834 (DE-599)KXP1743826834 (OCoLC)1229136330
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction Part I: The State of InnovationChapter 1: The New Globalization of InnovationChapter 2: The Silicon PeachesChapter 3: Startups are Everywhere! (But The Growth Statistics)Chapter 4: Making America Great Again? Part II: Innovation and ProsperityChapter 5: Four are Better Than One (But First, Let Us Plan It Strategically)Chapter 6: Singing and Designing--Incrementally--Innovation-Based GrowthChapter 7: Out With The Old, In With The New! But in What Ways?Chapter 8: Looking for Better Options: The Science of Innovation Policies and Agencies in a Globally Fragmented World Part III: The Three DysfunctionalsA Short Introduction to Part IIIChapter 9: Our Anti-Intellectual Property Rights SystemChapter 10: The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions: The Age of FinancializationChapter 11: Data: Why Mining Us is the New Boom and For WhomConclusion: In Defense of Experiments, Mistakes, and the Right to Choose IndexBibliography
Responsibility: Dan Breznitz.

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The new globalization of innovation -- The Silicon peaches -- Startups are everywhere! (but the growth statistics) -- Making America great again? -- Four are better than one (but first, let us plan it strategically) -- Singing and designing - incrementally : innovation-based growth -- Out with the old, in with the new! But in what ways? -- Looking for better options : the science of innovation policies and agencies in a globally fragmented world -- Our anti-intellectual property rights system -- The road to hell is paved with good intentions : the age of financialization -- Data : why mining us is the new boom and for whom -- Conclusion: In defense of experiments, mistakes, and the right to choose.

"Across the world, cities and regions have wasted trillions of dollars on blindly copying the Silicon Valley model of growth creation. We have lived with this system for decades, and the result is clear: a small number of regions and cities at the top of the high-tech industry but many more fighting a losing battle to retain economic dynamism. But, as this books details, there are other models for innovation-based growth that don't rely on a flourishing high-tech industry. It argues that the purveyors of the dominant ideas on innovation have a feeble understanding of the big picture on global production and innovation. They conflate innovation with invention and suffer from techno-fetishism. In their devotion to start-ups, they refuse to admit that the real obstacle to growth for most cities is the overwhelming power of the real hubs, which siphon up vast amounts of talent and money. Communities waste time, money, and energy pursuing this road to nowhere. Instead Breznitz proposes that communities focus on where they fit within the four stages in the global production process. Success lies in understanding the changed structure of the global system of production and then using those insights to enable communities to recognize their own advantages, which in turn allows to them to foster surprising forms of specialized innovation. All localities have certain advantages relative to at least one stage of the global production process, and the trick is in recognizing it."

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Want to be an innovation hot spot? Don't copy Silicon Valley... we should remember what innovation is and why we care about it. The first part comes down to realising that innovation is not Read more...

 
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