Innovation Policies, Business Creation and Economic Development: A Comparative Approach

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Neslihan Aydogan
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 13, 2008 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
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It is now apparent to many scholars and practitioners that research and development activities and innovation are the pathways to sustainable economic growth. One also recognizes that delving into a topic as such is rather challenging as it is a multidimensional task. We have learned quite a bit on the innovation-growth relationship of the dev- oped countries based on the extensive research on the topic. However, we are yet to understand the very same process for the developing countries where the challenges are expected to be paramount. There obviously is few empirical and theoretical discussion on this topic. This book dares to provide a succinct discussion on a wide array of issues on the innovation and growth relationship for the developing countries. The book starts off by providing the reader with a promising - ternative to endogenous growth models that entails understanding the effect of variables, such as technological change on growth in cons- erable detail. The next step in the book involves a thorough analysis of economic growth models and how the investment climate affects innovationand entrepreneurship and hence economic growth. Against this background is examined the context of the telecommunications industry in Turkey. Following this, we delve into understanding the radical versusincremental innovationactivities,where itis argued that developing nations are more likely to engage in radical innovation, whereas developing nations are engaged in incremental innovation.
 

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Contents

Solving Technological Change Model by Using Fractional Calculus
3
Economic Growth Entrepreneurship and the Deployment of Technology
13
The Relationship Between the Degree of Innovation and the Development Level of a Country
36
The Role of Effective Protection of IP Rights on Economic Growth
51
Variables Affecting InnovationRelated Competitiveness in Turkey
62
The Meaning of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
85
Company Innovativeness and Growth
92
The Phenomenology of Creativity Innovation and Entrepreneurship
95
Innovation Ability of Small Firms in Turkish Industrial Clusters AnkaraIvedik Industrial Region Case
159
Small and MediumSized Enterprises and Growth
174
Innovation Strategies and Innovation Problems in Small and MediumSized Enterprises An Empirical Study
177
Innovation Policies in Small and MediumSized Enterprises A Comparison Between European Union and Turkey
212
Financing for Turkish Small and MediumSized Enterprises SMEs Restructuring Business Plans and ValueAdding Chains as Tools
233
Innovation and Restructuring The Conceptual Dilemma in the Continuous Process Improvement
255
How to Address the Turkish Paradox of Innovation to Build a Competitive Economy?
266
Conclusion
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Innovativeness Is It a Function of the Leadership Style and the Value System of the Entrepreneur?
112
Ankara Technology Development Zones Within the Context of Innovation Strategies in Turkey
137

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About the author (2008)

Neslihan Aydgoan is Assistant Professor, Department of Economic, Cankaya University, and Visiting Assistant Professor, Duquesne University, Donahue Graduate School of Business. She has served as an Instructor, University of Maastricht; Visiting Scholar, Carnegi Mellon University, Software Industry Center; and Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Business Economics and Public Policy, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. She has published on such topics as knowledge management, innovation, entrepreneurship, high-tech industries, and economic development, and is coauthor of Social Capital and Business Development in High-Technology Clusters (Springer, forthcoming, 2008).

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