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The Fundamentals of Innovation System Promotion for Development Practitioners By Dr Shawn Cunningham
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This book introduces the fundamental principles of understanding, diagnosing and improving innovation systems. The book is not about innovation within a business as such, but is about the innovation... More > system around firms, within regions or between industry sectors. The technological progress of a society or a specific industry is very dependent on knowledge and learning. The fact that economies grow through a process of specialisation is an old idea. What many people fail to grasp is that this knowledge intensity is directly related to the emergence of a whole range of knowledge providers, knowledge carriers and knowledge-intensive business services. Education, research institutions, private skills provision and relevant public institutions all influence the knowledge that is available to a society. This means that traditional extension services are no longer sufficient; a whole range of knowledge channels must be developed to support the technological evolution of a given economic system.< Less
Understanding Market Failures in an Economic Development Context By Shawn Cunningham
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Many development practitioners are familiar with the phrase "market failure". However, not many people relate to the topic in a practical sense. Many remember boring lectures in... More > universities where market failures were presented as abstract theoretical concepts in economics 101. In this book, Dr. Shawn Cunningham takes a perspective that the clues to begin to address market failures are in the world around us. He argues that the characteristics attributed to each market failure by clever scholars actually provide some clues to development practitioners about ways in which to address the imperfections that hinders market based transactions. Shawn also argues that market failures cannot be addressed by business management principles, and that typical market research instruments will provide little information on how to make a market system where there is demand, supply and supporting institutions work better.< Less
La Brújula de la Competitividad By Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke, Anke Kaulard
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La Brújula de la Competitividad Local es una herramienta para la gestión del desempeño para la competitividad territorial. Se basa en el método del Cuadro de Mando... More > Integral (BSC por su sigla en inglés Balanced Scorecard – CMI en castellano). Mientras que el CMI ha sido elaborado para el uso en empresas y otras organizaciones, la Brújula está diseñada específicamente para atender las necesidades de las iniciativas de desarrollo económico local y regional.< Less
Manual de Listas de Chequeo PACA By mesopartner
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PACA es un enfoque innovador y un rápido avance para el desarrollo económico local y regional. Utilizado en docenas de países de cuatro continentes, las organizaciones... More > internacionales donantes lo están adoptando como enfoque corriente.< Less
Cómo Realizar un Ejercicio PACA By mesopartner
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PACA es un enfoque innovador y un rápido avance para el desarrollo económico local y regional. Utilizado en docenas de países de cuatro continentes, las organizaciones... More > internacionales donantes lo están adoptando como enfoque corriente.< Less
El Libro de Conceptos PACA By mesopartner
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PACA es un enfoque innovador y un rápido avance para el desarrollo económico local y regional. Utilizado en docenas de países de cuatro continentes, las organizaciones... More > internacionales donantes lo están adoptando como enfoque corriente.< Less
La Energia de Grupos Grandes para el Desarrollo Economico Local By Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke
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Este manual contiene dos metodologías, el Café DEL y el Espacio Abierto, así como una parte conceptual, para familiarizar los actores locales con los conceptos modernos de DEL e... More > incentivar el debate sobre las condiciones y potencialidades económicas a nivel local. De este modo, las metodologías adaptadas al contexto DEL, ayudan a sensibilizar a los actores locales y abren nuevas perspectivas para mejorar las condiciones de vida en sus territorios.< Less
Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA) By Jörg Meyer-Stamer
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mesopartner Working Paper #1: PACA is a proven method to launch or energize local economic development initiatives. It stimulates locally driven, inclusive bottom-up processes. This booklet gives an... More > overview of the principles of PACA. More information is available at: www.paca-online.org www.mesopartner.com< Less
Milestones in a process of innovation, change and development By mesopartner (eds.)
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This anthology brings together a large variety of articles and comments by development scholars and practitioners from all over the world. The opening article and pivot is a reprint of an influential... More > publication on systemic competitiveness. Based on this concept, the authors are taking a look back and also ahead at various topics related to territorial development, value chain and cluster promotion, innovation and change. The reader will get a deep insight in the academic work and professional personality of Dr. Jörg Meyer-Stamer. At the same time it’s a gift for his 50th birthday. Dr. Jörg-Meyer Stamer is a pioneer in local economic development. As a researcher at the German Development Institute he co-authored the concept of systemic competitiveness and published numerous monographs and articles in academic journals. This book is an invitation to new debates in the development community.< Less
Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS) By Jörg Meyer-Stamer, Christian Schoen
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mesopartner Working Paper #2: Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS) is a method to conduct, in a matter of weeks, an action-oriented diagnosis of a locality or local cluster. This... More > paper gives an overview of the background, conceptual basis and results of RALIS.< Less