Heterogeneity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Science, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship series
Edited by Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis and Åge Mariussen
This book, co-edited by Carayannis, Kaloudis and Mariussen – the ﬁrst of an Edward Elgar Series on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (EE STIE) co-edited by Carayannis (GWU) and Kaloudis (NIFU STEP) – was the ‘happy accident’ of a transatlantic, trans-disciplinary collaboration on research about research on policies and practices on STIE. A team of Europe- and US-based authors engaged in a ‘creatively destructive’ process of idea and concept co-opetition (a hybrid form of collaboration and competition), co-evolution and co-specialization to attempt to co-develop a more coherent and uniﬁed language of thought about, and thus shed more light on, the socioeconomic dynamics of knowledge production, diﬀusion and use from both a public and a private sector policies and practices perspective. These entrepreneurs of the mind have been architecting the constituent elements of a conceptual research modality to better deal with early 21st-century challenges and opportunities in the knowledge economy and society. The implications are signiﬁcant in terms of a number of current and even pressing matters that pertain to education, economic development, research and development policies and practices in the glocalizing socioeconomic and technological context of the early 21st century such as: a. b. How does one achieve higher levels of eﬃcacy in funding education in terms of both civil and economic development? How does one inspire and achieve more eﬃcacy in public–private partnerships in research and technological development so that more critical technologies are developed, resulting in more breakthrough innovations with limited resources? How does...