News archive - Book Reviews

Please find below the book reviews as presented in the last WBC-INCO.NET Journal.

Clusters for Competitiveness. A Practical Guide & Policy Implications for Developing Cluster Initiatives.

This World Bank publication offers a practical approach for developing industrial clusters to achieve export competitiveness. It explains the key concepts of clusters, outlines useful tools and discusses the key stages involved in initiating a cluster analysis, engaging stakeholders and implementing strategic cluster initiatives. A series of annexes offers useful resource materials for policy makers, business associations and leaders, and international development agencies.

Innovation: Creating Knowledge and Jobs. Insights from European Research in Socio-economic Sciences.

This publication draws upon presentations and discussion from the conference “Europe 2020 strategy: Innovation insights from European research in socioeconomic sciences” held in Brussels on June 1, 2010. It gives insights from more than thirty research initiatives in the field of innovation and knowledge economy funded under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) theme of FP7.

Higher Education in South Eastern Europe. University-Economic Partnerships for Enhancing Knowledge Transfer.

This manual deals with the need for a stronger connection between universities and industry in SEE, but also shows that many different types of cooperation between these stakeholders already exist. Eight country reports assess the current state of the higher education sector and university-enterprise collaboration and offer recommendations on how to improve future cooperation. The manual also offers insights on the existing tools and methods as well as on the possibility of developing tailor-made strategies. 

Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • SEE
  • Western Balkans

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on May 30, 2011
Modified on June 3, 2011