Innovation, Industrial Dynamics and Structural Transformation

Schumpeterian Legacies

  • Uwe Cantner
  • Franco Malerba

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Introduction

    1. Franco Malerba, Uwe Cantner
      Pages 1-3
  3. Innovation, entrepreneurship, the firm and industry evolution

  4. Entry of new firms and small firms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Roberto Fontana, Lionel Nesta
      Pages 87-106
  5. Network externalities and networks of innovators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Daniel Birke, G. M. Peter Swann
      Pages 109-128
    3. R. Cowan, N. Jonard, J. -B. Zimmermann
      Pages 129-148
    4. Paul Muller, Julien Pénin
      Pages 149-172
  6. Innovation and industrial transformation in various sectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. José Vitor Bomtempo, Edmar Luiz Fagundes de Almeida, Ronaldo Goulard Bicalho
      Pages 239-253
  7. Knowledge diffusion, spillovers and firm strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Andrea Morone, Piergiuseppe Morone, Richard Taylor
      Pages 283-302
    3. Aykut Lenger, Erol Taymaz
      Pages 303-319
  8. Patents — patenting strategies and impacts of patents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Carine Peeters, Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie
      Pages 345-371
  9. Public Policy — competition policy and the patent system

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Thomas Vallée, Murat Yıldızoglu
      Pages 407-424

About this book


This book provides an account of work in the Schumpeterian and evolutionary tradition of industrial dynamics and the evolution of industries. It is shown that over time industries evolve and change their structure. In this dynamic process change is affected and sometimes constraint by many factors: knowledge and technologies, the capabilities and incentives of actors, new products and processes, and institutions. All these elements and their relations drive innovative activities and affect economic performance in an industry. Investigations into these complex phenomena show a deep interdependence between empirical work delivering a rich account of regularities and stylized facts in the structure of industries and their change, and theoretical analyses ranging from appreciate theorizing to formal modeling.  


Competition Policy Innovation Knowledge Diffusion Networks Patents Transformation growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Uwe Cantner
    • 1
  • Franco Malerba
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationFriedrich-Schiller-University of JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.CESPRI-Bocconi UniversityMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-49464-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49465-2
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