Innovation, Growth and Social Cohesion: The Danish Model (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation)
Bengt-Ake LundvallISBN: 1840647434;
Written by the scholar who, together with Chris Freeman, first introduced the concept of the innovation system, this book brings the literature an important step forward. Based upon extraordinarily rich empirical material, it shows how and why competencebuilding and innovation are crucial for economic growth and competitiveness in the current era. It also provides a case study of a small, very successful European economy combining wealth creation with social cohesion. The author?s comparative analysis of innovation systems demonstrates that the ?new economy? can thrive and grow not only in the US-type of economy but also in European economies which exhibit a high degree of social cohesion. He warns against the polarization that may result from a development path where the success of individuals, organizations and national economies reflects their capability to adopt new competencies and skills. He argues that if this kind of learning economy is left unattended, it...
- OZON.ru 1457