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New Technology-Based Firms in the 1990s Vol.# 5

by Oakey R and During W SAGE Publications Ltd
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This book is the fifth in a growing series emanating from the international High Technology Small Firms Conference, The fifth Conference was held to honour Roy Rothwell's major contribution to the development of theory in the field of high-technology small firm research. The theme of this Conference was policy, a topic with broad international appeal. Valuable contributions are made by authors from the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France.

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION A Tribute to Roy Rothwell - R Oakey and W During PART TWO: ACADEMIC-INDUSTRY INTERACTION The Creation and Support of Academic Spin-Out Companies - R Downes and G Eadie Transforming rather than Transferring Scientific and Technological Knowledge - The Contribution of Academic 'Spin Out' Companies - V Chiesa and A Piccaluga The Italian Way Bridging the Gap between University and Industry - D Jones-Evans et al A Study of the Industrial Liason Function in Sweden and Ireland University-Industry Relations - Some Organizational Issues - G Intxaurburu and J Olaskoaga The Case of the Basque Country Co-operation between Technology-Based Firms in Business and Science Parks - W During An Exploratory Study into the Situation in The Netherlands Incubation Policy and Resource Provision - S Reid and E Garnsey Meeting the Needs of Young, Innovative Firms PART THREE: FINANCE Stimulating Investments by Business Angels in Technology-Based Ventures - C Mason and R Harrison The Potential of an Independent Techology Appraisal Service Modelling the Economic Viability of an Early-Stage, Technology Focused, Venture Capital Fund - G Murray and R Marriot PART FOUR: ASPECTS OF THE INNOVATION ENVIRONMENT Technology Sources for SMEs - R Lambert and J Barber The Process of Small Firm Innovation in the UK Oil and Gas-Related Industry - D J Bower, C Shaw and W Keogh A Study of the R and D/Marketing Interface Using SAPPHO Methodology - Q Wang and N Von Tunzelmann Barriers to Imitation - Empirical Analysis of Young Innovative Enterprises in High Technology Industries - P F Lelaurain and P X Meschi The French Perspective Patents and Policy in the Innovation of Small and Medium Enterprises - S Macdonald and B Lefang Building on Rothwell PART FIVE: EXTERNAL AIDS TO INTERNAL HTSF INNOVATION Technology Purchase and Technology Development in SMEs - J Lowe and P Taylor Public Policy and Practical Problems An Assessment of the 'Investors in People' Standard for High Tech SMEs - E Luckwell and J Seaton Entrepreneurship and the Location of High Technology Small Firms - S Cooper Implications for Regional Development Regional Support Infrastructures for Small and Medium Sized Firms - D Charles An International Comparison of Regional Technology and Advisory Centres The Building of a European Information Society and Its Impact on Small and Medium Enterprises' Growth - J Ryan and M Hepworth