Low-tech Innovation Competitiveness of the German Manufacturing Sector /

This book highlights the economic relevance of the so-called low-tech industries and firms. Non R&D intensive firms continue to be the economic backbone of several developed industrial countries. They form the core of National Innovation Systems and contribute significantly to growth and employm...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Som, Oliver., Kirner, Eva.
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Cham : Springer International Publishing : 2015.
Online Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09973-6
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Innovation in Low-Tech Industries: Current Conditions and Future Prospects
  • Economic Relevance and the Future Potential of Non-R&D-Intensive Industries
  • Patent Activities in Non-R&D-Intensive Technology Areas
  • The Development of Qualification and Employment Structures in Non-R&D-Intensive Industry Sectors - The Case of Germany
  • The Market Environment and Competitive Factors of Non-R&D-Performing and Non-R&D-Intensive Firms
  • Innovation Strategies and Patterns of Non-R&D-Performing and Non-R&D-Intensive Firms
  • Non-R&D-Intensive Firms' Innovation Sourcing
  • The Absorptive Capacity of Non-R&D-Intensive Firms
  • Managing Innovation in Non-R&D-Intensive Firms
  • Policy Implications and Future Challenges
  • The Economic Relevance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Ability of Non-R&D-Performing and Non-R&D-Intensive Firms: Summary of the Empirical Evidence and Further Outlook.