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R&D, Innovation and Competitiveness in the European Chemical Industry

  • Fabrizio Cesaroni
  • Alfonso Gambardella
  • Walter Garcia-Fontes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Fabrizio Cesaroni, Alfonso Gambardella, Walter Garcia-Fontes
      Pages 1-21
  3. Market Structure and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Ashish Arora, Marco Ceccagnoli, Marco Da Rin
      Pages 69-90
  4. Technology Development and Diffusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Stefano Brusoni
      Pages 93-118
    3. Aldo Geuna, Patrick Llerena, Mireille Matt, Maria Savona
      Pages 145-173
    4. Ashish Arora, Alfonso Gambardella, Fabio Pammolli, Massimo Riccaboni
      Pages 175-202
  5. Policy Regulation and the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Roberta Arduini, Fabrizio Cesaroni
      Pages 205-230
    3. Frank Becker, Frank C. Englmann
      Pages 231-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-249

About this book


R&D, Innovation and Competitiveness in the European Chemical Industry explores the science & technology base and the dynamic performance of the European "system of innovation" in the chemical industry, with particular attention to its contribution to economic growth through innovation and competitiveness, and its ability to translate its research into commercially useful products. It also analyses the forces that encourage the diffusion of chemical innovations on downstream user industries and among large and small firms. The studies presented in this book represent an analysis of the issues and questions raised by the Green Paper on Innovation presented by the European Commission, for the specific case of the European chemical industry.
R&D, Innovation and Competitiveness in the European Chemical Industry will be of interest to industry and government experts related to the chemical industry, scholars; both faculty and graduate students interested in growth, corporate strategy and the management of innovation.


Chemical Industry Economic Growth development growth innovation organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio Cesaroni
    • 1
  • Alfonso Gambardella
    • 1
  • Walter Garcia-Fontes
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Economics and ManagementSt. Anna School of Advanced StudiesPisaItaly
  2. 2.Centre de Referència d’Economia AnalîticaUniversitat Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain

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