Urban Innovation Networks: Understanding the City as a Strategic Resource (Paperback)Alexander Gutzmer (author)
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This book offers fresh insights into how companies can engage with, and make use of, the modern metropolis. Based on actor-network theory and the resource-based view of the firm, it demonstrates how the contemporary city can be seen - and used - as a resource for corporate innovation. The main argument is that companies have to build what the author calls "urban innovation networks." After a theory-based outline of such networks, the author demonstrates the extent to which different institutional players - companies such as Audi, Ikea and Siemens, but also arts institutions like the Haus der Kunst in Munich - are already working to create them. The book combines management thinking with urban theory and the sociology of networks to create a unique blend of different views of capitalism and space, offering a new perspective on both the modern metropolis and globally operating companies active within our distinctly urban culture.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 123
Weight: 2175 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
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