Readership: Academics, researchers, analysts, and students interested in R&D and innovation strategies, international business, business strategy, management of technology, and the economics of technological change.
Edited by Martin Andersson, Professor of Innovation Studies, CIRCLE, Lund University and Associate Professor of Industrial Economics, School of Management, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Börje Johansson, Professor of Economics at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) and the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Director of CESIS (Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies), Charlie Karlsson, Professor of the Economics of Technological Change, Jönköping International Business School, Jököping University, and Professor of Industrial Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden and President of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA)., and Hans
Lööf, Professor of Economics, Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Industrial Economics and Management, Stockholm, Sweden
Martin Andersson is an economist by training and has a PhD in economics from the Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS). Before joining CIRCLE, Prof. Andersson worked as research coordinator at CESIS and post-doc researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and JIBS. His research focuses on innovation, trade and location and their interplay, including non-linear relations and dynamics in innovation and learning processes.
Börje Johansson received his PhD at the University in Gothenburg in 1978. Prof. Johansson is editor of the international journal Annals of Regional Science (Springer-Verlag). In Sweden he has carried out major projects on high-speed train development and on transport policies for the National Swedish Road Authority.
Charlie Karlsson is also Guest Professor of Economics at University West, Trollhättan and Associate Professor in Regional Planning at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He holds a BSc and an MSc in Economics from the University of Gothenburg and a PhD in Economics from Umea University. In his research, Prof. Karlsson has focused on infrastructure economics, urban economics, the economics of innovation and technological change, regional economics, spatial industrial dynamics, entrepreneurship and small business economics, international trade, and the economics of R&D and higher education.
Hans Lööf is also deputy director of the Center for Excellence of Science and Innovation Studies and program manager for the Master Programme Economics of Innovation and Growth. Prof. Lööf is member of the editorial board of The Annals of Regional Science and has worked as expert on innovation for the Ministry of Industry in Sweden. His main research interest is the process of economic growth, and its relation to knowledge, technology, and innovation. This includes areas such as micro econometrics, economics of innovation, economic geography, international trade, industrial dynamics, and financial economics.
Martin Andersson, Börje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson, and Hans Lööf: Introduction
Part I. Understanding the R&D Strategies of the Innovation Firm
1: Paul Almeida and Anu Phene: Managing Knowledge Within and Outside the MNE
2: Bart Verspagen and Tommy Clausen: The Dynamics of Innovation Strategies
3: Katarina Blomkvist, Philip Kappen, and Ivo Zander: Superstar Subsidiaries of the Multinational Corporation- in Search of Origins and Drivers
4: John Cantwell and Feng Zhang: Knowledge Accession Strategies and the Spatial Organization of R&D
Part II. Firm-level Return to R&D Strategies
5: Alfred Kleinknecht and Henk Jan Reinders: How Good Are Patents as Innovation Indicators? Evidence from German CIS Data
6: Jacques Mairesse and Stephane Robin: The Importance of Research for Innovation and Productivity: Comparing Different Estimators of the Innovation Production Function
7: Rene Belderbos, Geert Duysters, and Anna Sabidussi: R&D Collaboration and Innovative Performance
8: Hans Lööf, Börje Johansson, Martin Andersson, and Charlie Karlsson: R&D Strategy and Firm Performance, What is the Long-run Impact of Persistant R&D?
Part III. Beyond the Firm - Economy-Wide Effects of R&D Strategies
9: Cristiano Antonelli: Technological Congruence and Productivity Growth
10: Edward Wolff: Spillover, Linkages and Productivity Growth in the US Economy, 1958 to 2007
11: Zoltan Acs: R&D Spillovers, Entrepreneurship, and Growth
12: Pontus Braunerhjelm: Innovation and Growth, A Technical or Entrepreneurial Residual?
13: David M. Hart: Framework Conditions for High-potential Entrepreneurship: a Theoretical Structure and Its Implications
Part IV. Reflections