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Lo Stato Innovatore: Come Funziona E Perché Ci Serve. Recensione A “Lo Stato Innovatore” Di Mariana Mazzucato, Matteo Lucchese, Mario Pianta Dec 2014

Lo Stato Innovatore: Come Funziona E Perché Ci Serve. Recensione A “Lo Stato Innovatore” Di Mariana Mazzucato, Matteo Lucchese, Mario Pianta

Mario Pianta

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The Virtuous Circle Of Innovation In Italian Firms, Francesco Bogliacino, Matteo Lucchese, Leopoldo Nascia, Mario Pianta Dec 2014

The Virtuous Circle Of Innovation In Italian Firms, Francesco Bogliacino, Matteo Lucchese, Leopoldo Nascia, Mario Pianta

Mario Pianta

The “virtuous circle” between innovative inputs, outputs and economic performance is investigated in this article with a three equation model highlighting feedback loops and simultaneous relations. An empirical test is carried out considering innovative expenditure, innovative turnover and economic results in a sample of Italian manufacturing firms which are ‘serial innovators’. We use data for the period 2000-2008 from a rich panel of Italian firms over 50 employees drawn from ISTAT, the National Institute of Statistics, including data from three waves of Community Innovation Surveys. The model we use extends the one developed at the industry level by Bogliacino and ...


Review Of The Book "Engineers And Communities", Earthea Nance Dec 2014

Review Of The Book "Engineers And Communities", Earthea Nance

Earthea Nance, PhD (Stanford University, 2004)

This review was conducted by Paulo A.C. Libanio of the Brazilian National Water Agency, 2015.


The Perils Of Project-Based Work: Attempting Resistance To Extreme Work Practices In Video Game Development, Amanda Peticca-Harris, Johanna Weststar, Steve Mckenna Dec 2014

The Perils Of Project-Based Work: Attempting Resistance To Extreme Work Practices In Video Game Development, Amanda Peticca-Harris, Johanna Weststar, Steve Mckenna

Johanna Weststar

This article examines two blogs written by the spouses of game developers about extreme and exploitative working conditions in the video game industry and the associated reader comments. The wives of these video game developers and members of the game community decry these working conditions and challenge dominant ideologies about making games. This article contributes to the work intensification literature by challenging the belief that long hours are necessary and inevitable to make successful games, discussing the negative toll of extreme work on workers and their families, and by highlighting that the project-based structure of game development both creates extreme ...


Copyright And Ownership Of Fan Created Works: Fanfiction And Beyond, Raizel Liebler Dec 2014

Copyright And Ownership Of Fan Created Works: Fanfiction And Beyond, Raizel Liebler

Raizel Liebler

This chapter draws parallels across fictional genres, historical periods, and national legal and cultural traditions, to explore the relationship between popular forms of copyright protected fiction and the diverse forms of fan fiction that develop in relation to such works. Whilst fans of various fictional works revere the authors whose works they like, this reverence often takes the form of a kind of guardianship or that does not directly conform with authorial/ corporate conceptions of copyright control. Fans are not passive recipients of content, but active in their engagement with it. Often this involves creative copies, extensions and revisions.

While ...