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Published: 23 August 2007

416 Pages | Figures and tables


ISBN: 9780199268801

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Bridging Islands

Venture Companies and the Future of Japanese and American Industry

Robert Kneller

  • Examines the role of universities and venture companies in high technology innovation in contrasting national economies
  • Compares innovation in established companies, venture companies, and university research departments
  • Integrates the experiences of individual researchers, managers, and companies with an overall innovation systems perspective that includes the importance of intellectual property and incentives for labor mobility
  • Engages with debates about liberal and coordinated market economies
  • Emphasizes the role of venture companies and how innovation systems impact entrepreneurship

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