In this book, the authors illustrate how social networks can play a very significant role in the technological catch up process in moderate innovative countries. Using an innovative approach to the study of entrepreneurship in knowledge-intensive sectors, the book analyses the role of social networks in the access and deployment of the variety of competences and resources required for the successful creation of knowledge-intensive companies, which has not yet been studied sufficiently in this context.

part I|33 pages


chapter 1|31 pages

Knowledge-intensive sectors in moderately innovative countries in Europe

Overcoming the missing links, stepping over barriers

part II|72 pages

How are social networks relevant for technological entrepreneurship?

part III|163 pages

The role of social networks in the creation and development of knowledge-intensive sectors in Portugal and Italy

part IV|28 pages

Strategic and policy implications

chapter 11|21 pages

Location matters

Networking behaviour in different national contexts

chapter 12|5 pages