Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Regional Competitiveness

Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Regional Competitiveness

Author: João J. M. Ferreira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138859362

Category: Business services

Page: 350

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Introduction: knowledge intensive business services and regional competitiveness : an overview / João J. Ferreira, Mário Raposo, Cristina Fernandes and Marcus Dejardin -- KIBS and industrial dynamics -- Knowledge intensive business services research : a bibliometric study of leading international journals (1994-2014) / Alexandra Braga and Carla Marques -- Kibs and the dynamics of industrial clusters : a complex adaptive systems approach / Benoit Desmarchelier, Faridadh Djellal and Faiz Gallouj -- Bad news travels fast : the role of informal networks for SME-KIBS cooperation / Daniel Feser and Till Proeger -- KIBS and their Context -- Does the geographic distribution of knowledge intensive business services affect the use of services for innovation? : empirical evidence from Quebec KIBS manufacturers / David Doloreux and Richard Shearmur -- Institutions and spin-offs : determining factors for establishment and early market entry success of innovation based spin-offs from KIBS-firms / Kjersti Vikse Meland and Tatiana A. Iakovleva -- Survival of knowledge intensive business service firms : the role of agglomeration externalities / Sam Tavassoli and Viroj Jienwatcharamongkhol -- KIBS and their contribution to regional competitiveness and economic development -- Entrepreneurship and KIBS : key factors in the growth of territories / Joaquín Alcazar, Norat Roig-Tierno, Alicia Mas-Tur and Belén Ribeiro-Navarrete -- Contribution of knowledge intensive activities to regional competitiveness : production function approach / Anna-Leena Asikainen and Giovanni Mangiarotti -- KIBS as a factor in meetings industry competitiveness creation in Krakow, Poland / Krzysztof Borodako, Jadwiga Berbeka and Michal Rudnicki -- Interactive relationships, development effects and knowledge intermediaries among KIBS firms and their clients : a comparison of the Hsinchu and Tainan regions, Taiwan / Tai-Shan Hu, Chien-Yuan Lin and Hung-Nien Hsieh -- Regional competitiveness and localised knowledge intensive business services : the case of the Gold Coast (Australia) / Vanessa Ratten -- KIBS and public policy -- Skills, competitiveness and regional policy : knowledge-intensive business services in the West Midlands, UK / John R. Bryson and Peter W. Daniels -- Prospects and policies in the development of knowledge-intensive business services in Europe / Marja Toivonen and Antonella Caru

Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Regional Competitiveness

Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Regional Competitiveness

Author: João J. M. Ferreira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317509592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

View: 416

Research interest in the service sector has boomed in recent years as deindustrialisation became entrenched. Instead of being regarded as merely supplementary to traditional industry and manufacturing, services have generated progressively rising levels of growth in developed economies while at the same time coming to be recognised as major drivers of innovation. Among the factors which have helped service companies notch up swifter growth rates than all other sectors are the outsourcing of such services by other sectors, including the development of information and communication technologies, and changes to the regulatory, legal and market frameworks as well as globalisation and internationalisation. The result is a cluster of highly innovative firms which can loosely be grouped under the heading of Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS). Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Regional Competitiveness charts the development of these firms and explores their success through four mutually linked parts: KIBS and industrial dynamics; KIBS and their context; KIBS and their contribution to regional competitiveness and economic development; and finally, KIBS and public policy. This book is suitable for researchers and policy makers interested in the rise of these influential actors and their influence on regional competitiveness.

Exploring Knowledge-Intensive Business Services

Exploring Knowledge-Intensive Business Services

Author: Roberto Grandinetti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137008428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 328

Provides an updated view of knowledge management strategies of knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) by focusing on how those firms manage innovation in their value chains and at the territorial level. Offers an original analysis of key processes of KIBS, specializing in design, professional firms and information technology.

Knowledge-intensive Business Services

Knowledge-intensive Business Services

Author: David Doloreux

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075467889X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 183

This timely volume brings together current research on knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) and innovation from a geographic or territorial perspective. Researchers from across Europe and North America explore areas such as innovation related cooperation between KIBS firms and their industrial partners, how KIBS firms mediate business knowledge and the impact that KIBS make in their local, regional and international contexts.

Understanding Knowledge-Intensive Business Services

Understanding Knowledge-Intensive Business Services

Author: Malgorzata Zieba

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030756185

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 279

This book contributes to an improved understanding of knowledge-intensive business services and knowledge management issues. It offers a complex overview of literature devoted to these topics and introduces the concept of ‘knowledge flows’, which constitutes a missing link in the previous knowledge management theories. The book provides a detailed analysis of knowledge flows, with their types, relations and factors influencing them. It offers a novel approach to understand the aspects of knowledge and its management not only inside the organization, but also outside, in its environment.

Handbook of Research on Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Handbook of Research on Global Competitive Advantage through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Carmo Farinha, Luís M.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466683495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 662

View: 969

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.

Innovation Orientation in Business Services

Innovation Orientation in Business Services

Author: Krzysztof Borodako

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839109553

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 377

This timely book proposes a new perspective on building innovation in companies providing business services. Implementing an innovation orientation paradigm based on six pillars – strategy, organisational culture, human resources, structure and process, marketing, and technology – it sets out a framework for achieving innovation through knowledge management.

Knowledge-Intensive Business Services

Knowledge-Intensive Business Services

Author: Mark Freel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317108702

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 585

Over the last decade, there has been an increasing amount of research on knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) and innovation. This book brings together current thinking on this subject from geographic and territorial perspectives. Researchers from across Europe and North America present contributions from a wide range of disciplinary approaches including management studies, innovation studies and geography. They explore areas such as innovation related cooperation between KIBS firms and their industrial partners, how KIBS firms mediate business knowledge and the impact that KIBS make in local, regional and international contexts. The book offers a timely exploration of the role played by the geographic and institutional environment in the processes that link KIBS, innovation and territory across different contexts.

Knowledge-based Services, Internationalization and Regional Development

Knowledge-based Services, Internationalization and Regional Development

Author: James W. Harrington

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754648974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 151

The acquisition and management of information is central to the operation and marketing of many organizations. In this book, an international and interdisciplinary team of leading scholars examines the attributes of knowledge acquisition and diffusion within and across service-providing organizations, using a variety of case examples.

Business and Non-profit Organizations Facing Increased Competition and Growing Customers' Demands

Business and Non-profit Organizations Facing Increased Competition and Growing Customers' Demands

Author: Anna Ujwary-Gil

Publisher: Institute of Econonics, Polish Academy of Sciences

ISBN: 9788394914400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 609

View: 664

From the perspective of commercial and non-commercial organizations, this monograph with contemporary organizational and management problems, focus on four thematic areas. Traditionally, the first one is concentrating the reader’s attention on the internal aspects of the organization’s functioning as an object of research. In this regard, articles related to the concept of corporate social responsibility in two ways: organizational research and bibliometric analysis. The authors used an analogical (bibliometric) approach to examine trends in publishing for the concept of learning organizations. In this part of the discussion, the social aspect has been strongly displayed, also thanks to the social capital and enterprise. Another topic in this section is the role of the workers’ knowledge in creating innovative solutions, emphasizing the role of trust and culture-rich collaboration between employees, employees’ participation in creating projects, and organizational change. In addition, it discusses the role of information and knowledge networks and sharing knowledge among employees, which does remain without influence on the shaping of individual employees’ careers. Slightly different from the other articles, though set in this section, there is an article referring to the organizational pathology. These considerations are much more valuable, usually because of the difficult access to negative information. The next section presents articles in the context of the modern tools used in the management of commercial and non-commercial organizations. This part of the discussion starts an article about forecasting methods and modern models of business management. In opposition to these considerations, the problem of unused, modern management methods in the local government sector, remains valid. Also, it refers to social media as a source of customer knowledge and management control, which should be considered as a strong and innovative determinant influencing the development of contemporary management methods of a modern enterprise. Interesting considerations are included in the article on the process management, with emphasis on the dynamic management of business processes and IT systems that go with it. The other articles present the concepts of the risk management model in a technology project, business model used in franchising, and the concept of accountability in conjunction with the development of innovation thanks to negotiating the role of intellectual capital. The modern market economy forces organizations to develop their ability to adapt to the conditions by improving their organization continually. It shows how modern-day commercial and non-commercial organizations are competing in a competitive market. This section opens the article, referring to the social competences of students developed during their studies and the competences of the future, which were studied and compared in two universities. The integral part of the organization’s functioning of the organization in the environment is their broadly understood cooperation for the implementation of the objectives and achieving a competitive advantage in the market. This trend covers articles referring to the participation of county in networking, modeling synergistic interrelations within the business association, or the conditions that should be met between enterprises and institutions supporting the technological development of the organization. Other considerations concern customer preferences concerning their choice of commercial banks, the factors that determine the choice of financial instruments by small and medium enterprises, or the demands of sustainable family business development. The final part of the articles is related to a broader perspective, and so the functioning of the organization from a sectoral perspective and across industries. A distinctive feature is a sectoral approach to knowledge-based business services, the determinants of knowledge-based products in the pharmaceutical industry, and the behavior of competing companies in the chocolate and confectionery industry. A separate topic in this section is the concept of capturing value or the value in a sectoral approach. The issues related to the protection of personal data in the healthcare sector, patent activity of enterprises in the technology park, as well as the management of resources in the cluster. The prepared monograph is an interdisciplinary compendium of knowledge on the functioning of both commercial and non-commercial organizations in the context of three perspectives: micro, meso, and macro. The advantage of this type of studies is modern and up-to-date look at the problems of management, organization behavior, or the functioning of the organizations in the sector.

Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities

Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities

Author: Sako Musterd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118554456

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

View: 515

Urban policy makers are increasingly striving to strengthen theeconomic competitiveness of their cities. Currently, they do thatmainly in the field of the creative knowledge economy - arts,media, entertainment, creative business services, architecture,publishing, design; and ICT, R&D, finance, and law. This bookis about the policies that help to realise such objectives:policies driven by classic location theory, cluster policies,‘creative class’ policies aimed at attracting talent,as well as policies that connect to pathways, place and personalnetworks. The experiences and policy strategies of 13 city-regions acrossEurope have been investigated: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham,Budapest, Dublin, Helsinki, Leipzig, Milan, Munich, Poznan, Riga,Sofia and Toulouse. All have different histories and roles: capitalcities and secondary cities; cities with different economies andindustries; port-based cities and land-locked cities. And all 13have different cultural, political and welfare state traditions.Through this wide set of contexts, Place-making and Policies forCompetitive Citiescontributes to the debate about thedevelopment of creative knowledge cities, their economic growth andcompetitiveness and advocates the development of context-sensitivetailored approaches. Chapter authors from the 13 European citiesrigorously evaluate, reformulate and test assumptions behind oldand new policies. This solidly-grounded and policy-focused study on the urbanpolicy of place-making highlights practices for different contextsin managing knowledge-intensive cities and, by drawing on thevaried experiences from across Europe, it establishes thestate-of-the-art for both academic and policy debates in afast-moving field.