Regional Innovation Systems and Sustainable Development: Emerging Technologies

Regional Innovation Systems and Sustainable Development: Emerging Technologies

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain), W.B. Lee (Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) and Jingyuan Zhao (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
Release Date: August, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 276|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-846-9
ISBN13: 9781616928469|ISBN10: 1616928468|EISBN13: 9781616928483


The regional development of society and economy are closely related with innovative capacities. As the benefits of Regional information systems in establishing innovative regional planning are more widely recognized, there is a greater demand for a definitive text on the nascent subject.

Regional Innovation Systems and Sustainable Development: Emerging Technologies promotes scientific discussion on standards and practices of regional development, while also covering emerging research topics in regional innovation systems and sustained development. A leading source of information from experts in the field, this text demonstrates the capacity of regional innovation systems, information technology, management and sustainable development for the mutual understanding, prosperity and well being of all the citizens in the world.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of Online Game Distribution
  • Dynamics in a Non-Scale R&D Endogenous Economic Growth
  • Innovation Policy, Competitiveness, and Growth
  • Mapping the Innovation Activities
  • Marketing of Innovation in Biotechnology Firms
  • Optimal Policy for Biopharmaceutical Drugs Innovation and Access
  • Regional Innovation Capacity Model
  • Strategic Regional Networks in Higher Education
  • Traceability Systems for Sustainable Development in Rural Areas
  • Understanding Knowledge Networks Via Social Network Analysis

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a professor in the Department of Business Administration and Accountability in the Faculty of Economics at The University of Oviedo (Spain). Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and China. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Behaviour and Information Technology journal. Additionally, she is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC) and the International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM). She is also Editor-in-Chief of IGI Global’s International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), as well as editor for a number of IGI Global book publications and full book series.
Professor Rongbin W.B. Lee is the Chair Professor and Director of the Knowledge Management Research Centre, of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently a council member of the Hong Kong Productivity Council and a member of the assessment panel of the Innovation and Technology Fund of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He established the Knowledge Solution Laboratory, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, and pioneered the research and practice of knowledge management in various organisations in manufacturing, trading, public utilities, various government departments and healthcare. Professor Lee and his team have launched Asia’s first online MSc Programme in Knowledge Management. His research interests include manufacturing strategy, knowledge management, organisational learning and intellectual capital-based management.
Jingyuan Zhao is a post-doctoral researcher and senior lecturer in Postdoctoral Center & School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technologies (China). Her Ph.D. is in Management Science and Engineering in Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and University Science and Technologies of China (USTC). Dr. Zhao's expertise is on regional innovation management, high-tech industry cluster, knowledge management, technologies diffusion, organization learning. She serves as a Guest Editor for several international journals and is an Invited Reviewer for China’ state-run newspaper West Times to provide comments on the economy.