Technological Innovation Networks

Collaboration and Partnership

Edited by:
Bing Ran, Penn State Harrisburg

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives on Technological Innovation, Management and Policy. Editor(s): Bing Ran, Penn State Harrisburg.

Published 2017

The central theme of this book series is to explore the contemporary perspectives on managing technological innovations and related strategic policy issues. Specifically, this book series open to all potential topics that need attention within the broad theme of the management of technology and innovations, and promote an interdisciplinary scholarship and dialogue on the management of innovation and technological change in a global context from strategic, managerial, behavioral, and policy perspectives.

The third volume of this book series concentrates on “Technological Innovation Networks: Collaboration and Partnership” – a theme resonating with scholars and practitioners that innovation requires a network of partners to collaborate. Authors from around the world contribute to this volume by approaching this theme from many different perspectives: an institutional understanding of international R&D networks, a stakeholder centrality potential in innovation networks, the intersection between intellectual structure and M & A, the rejections of the technological opportunities due to lock‐in, the policy‐practice paradox of technological innovations, Japan’s national innovation strategy, immigrant entrepreneurs in patents and performance, the impact of university research parks on technology transfer, a historical narrative of cotton technology in China, and the innovative online or blended education in terms of motivation and reality. These researches have made significant attempts to address the important questions on how technological innovation touched on many aspects of our networked social life, thus I hope readers who are interested in learning the most contemporary perspectives on the technological innovation will be impressed, enriched, and intrigued by their analyses in each chapter. As the editor, I hope readers of the volume could enjoy these chapters by its global nature, the practicality orientation, the critical perspective, and the new theories and practices embedded in the selected research.

CONTENTS
Preface. The Institutional Understanding of Technological Innovation: Considerations on International R&D Networks, Federica Brunetta, Luca Giustiniano, and Paolo Boccardelli. Stakeholder Centrality Potential and Relational Identification in Technological Innovation Networks, Israël Fortin. Disentangling the Intellectual Structure of Innovation and M&A Literature, Elona Marku, Manuel Castriotta, and Maria Chiara Di Guardo. Technological Opportunities and Their Rejection: A Process Perspective on Organizational Lock‐in, Wasko Rothmann, Matthias Wenzel, and Heinz‐Theo Wagner. Resolving the Paradox of Technological Innovation: The Role of Policy and Practice in Protecting Employee Well‐Being, Stacie Furst‐Holloway and Daniele A. Bologna. Japan’s Science and Technology Innovation Nation Strategy and the Path of Economic Growth: With a Look at China’s Innovation‐Driven Strategy, Tong Quan. Patents and Performance: The Case of Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the United States, Trayan Kushev and John M. Mueller. University Research Parks and Their Impact on Technology Transfer Activities, Jasmina Berbegal‐Mirabent, Inés Alegre, and Adrián Guerrero. Cotton Technology Introduction and Crop Improvement in Shanxi during the Republic of China Period, Na Liang, Tao Shi, and Fei Wang. Moving On Line: Public and Private University Motivations and the Implications on Public Policy, Michael T. Miller and Mei‐Yan Lu. Is the Online Path Really an Off‐Road Adventure? The Realities of Online Education, Vance Johnson Lewis. Technological Innovation in Health Professions Education: Meeting the Needs of a 21st Century Workforce Through Enhanced, Blended and Online Learning, Paige L. McDonald, Elizabeth A. Ruckert, Ozgur Ekmekci, Jacqueline S. Barnett, and Howard Straker. About the Contributors.