Handbook of Research on Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 1st Edition

  • Luis M. Carmo Farinha
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  • ISBN-10: 146668349X
  • ISBN-13: 9781466683495
  • DDC: 338.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 662 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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As businesses seek to compete on a global stage, they must be constantly aware of pressures from all levels: regional, local, and worldwide. The organizations that can best build advantages in diverse environments achieve the greatest success. THE HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH ON GLOBAL COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE through Innovation and Entrepreneurship explores the emergence of new ideas and opportunities in various markets and provides organizational leaders with the tools they need to take full advantage of those opportunities. With a focus on economic growth in a fast-paced environment, this handbook is a critical reference for business leaders, economists, and students of economic theory.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Global Competitive Advantage.
1: From Competitive Agility to Competitive Leapfrogging: Responding to the Fast Pace of Change.
2: Drivers of Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth.
3: Determinants of Convergence and Disparities in Europe: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and the Processes of Clustering.
4: Transforming Crises into Opportunities to Generate Sustainable Business in Brazil.
5: Workload Control: Emphasizing Speed to Beat the Competition.
Regional Innovation Systems and Competitiveness.
6: Regional Innovation Systems in Centralised States: Challenges, Chances, and Crossovers.
7: Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Regional Policy.
8: Social Innovation as Driver of Regional Competitiveness: A Conceptual Framework.
9: Understanding Actual Socio Economic Behavior as a Source of Competitive Advantage: The Role of Experimental-Behavioral Economics in Innovation.
10: Beyond the Obvious: Tensions and Volitions Surrounding the Contributions of Universities to Regional Development and Innovation1.
11: Who Controls Whom? Interaction Dynamics and Success of University-Industry Initiatives.
Competitiveness and Clusters.
12: The Biotechnology System in Oxfordshire: A Long History.
13: Harnessing Externalities to Enhance Competitiveness in an Industrial Cluster: Experiences in a South African Cluster.
14: Strategic Challenges of the Portuguese Automotive Industry: In Search of an Iberian Sourcing Strategy.
15: Cultural Capital and Industrial Cluster Competitiveness: A Case Study of the Cibaduyut Footwear Cluster.
16: What are the Most Critical Factors for Competitiveness of a Tourism Destination?.
Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation.
17: Academic-Industry Collaboration: Patterns and Outcomes.
18: Identifying the Key Success Factors of Innovation for Improving the New Product Development Process.
19: Knowledge Transfer between Universities and Knowledge Intensive Business Services: An Empirical Study.
20: Innovation in Public Health Care Institutions: The Case of Green Hospitals.
21: The Effect of R&D Cooperation on Organizational Innovation: An Empirical Study of Portuguese Enterprises.
Entrepreneurship and Internationalization.
22: Entrepreneurship across Regions: Internationalization and/or Contextualization?.
23: Personal and Firm Drivers of Export Entrepreneurship.
24: The Roles of International Entrepreneurship and Organizational Innovation in SMEs.
25: Internationalisation Strategies of Latvia Entrepreneurs: Cases of STENDERS, Munio Candela, Trousers London, and Primekss.
26: Exploring How Institutions Influence Social and Commercial Entrepreneurship: An International Study.
27: Clustering Global Entrepreneurship through Data Mining Technique.
Entrepreneurial Strategy and Value Creation.
28: Strategic Planning in Entrepreneurial Companies:International Experiences.
29: The Challenges of Smart Specialization Strategies and the Role of Entrepreneurial Universities: A New Competitive Paradigm.
30: Entrepreneurial Finance and the Creation of Value: Agency Costs vs. Cognitive Value.
31: The Drivers of Entrepreneurial Universities in Emerging Economies: A Turkish Case Study.
32: Enhancing the Formation and Implementation of Sustainability Strategies Using the Balanced Scorecard: Evidence from the Chemical Industry.
33: Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation: A Conceptual Distinction.
34: Social Entrepreneurship: From Accounting Analysis to Decision Value.
35: Strategy Formulation and Organizational Structure in SMEs: Taking Business Models beyond the Hands of the Founders.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.