Issue 16, april - may 2003.
  Forum for Debate:

Strategic Management of Technology and crowding economies.

The technological clusters promote the co-operation dynamics, and facilitate an improved coordination of the Innovation Systems. They made possible to gather the critical mass needed to attract inputs for the activities and R&D projects in high technology industries. They work with all the agents involved in the value chain.This article discusses the relationship between its spatial localization and the technological knowledge.
After a brief description of the Strategic Management of Technology process (as well as the analogies with the R&D management systems developed following the UNE 166002 EX procedure), the article discusses how to implement the crowding economies.

Carlos A. Benavides Velasco
Cristina Quintana García

Research Innovation Management.

The present problems in the research of Innovation Management are discussed. First of all, this field is described and their borders are designed. After that, the article describes the evolution of the Innovation Management as scientific discipline, taking into account the different perspectives and points. Later, the main trends are shown. Lastly, the field's academic journals are gathered.

Mariano Nieto Antolín

The shared R&D management. Co-operation between firms and research institutes characteristics.

The co-operation between different organizations is a key point in the present implementation of technological strategies. In last decades, technological co-operation agreements are growing. The reason is that firms are not capable to create all the needed technologies. In this framework, the need of an effective collaboration between firms and research institutes has give way to a culture change. The assumed premise is that firm-research institutes collaboration constitutes a social obligation.

Luis Ángel Guerras Martín
Mª Ángeles Montoro Sánchez
Eva María Mora Valentín

The Intangible Management new tools: an application to the Automobile Industry.

Organizations are obliged to use the proper and available Intangible
Management Tools to improve its competitive advantage facing the deeper and faster
changes in the competitive environment. So, the 'ten commandments' to attain that
advantage are: the innovation support, the learning, the role of the managers, the
organizational structure, the customer relationships, the organizational flexibility,
the group working, the information access, the skills systems, and the knowledge
management. In this work, we discuss how a Citröen dealer apply these tools.

Juana Cecilia Trujillo Reyes
José Miguel Rodríguez Antón


In Defense of the University Research

Two criticisms to the university research are discussed. First, the inefficiencies of the publication assessment system used nowadays. And, later, the never solved dialectical "research-lecture" relationship.

José Ramón Casar Corredera

A study of the Aragonese Internet firms made by an electronic survey: results

The objective is to know the characteristics of the Aragon Internet industry using Internet electronic programmes to make large surveys with a reduced cost.

The main characteristics of the Aragonese organizations visible in the Net are analysed, as well as the Aragon electronic commerce system.

Luis, Navarro Elola
Jesús Pastor Tejedor
Ana Clara Pastor Tejedor

Metholodogy and results of the IAIF Index of Regional Innovation.

Following the recent research made by the Industrial and Financial Analysis Institute, guided to the study of the Regional Innovation Systems typology, and also to the determination of the key innovation factors within regions, the authors had elaborated an specific index. This index gather in one figure the innovation level of the Spanish Regional Governments. So, is it possible to observe its 1994-2000 evolution.

Mikel Buesa
Joost Heijs
Thomas Baumert
Mónica Martínez Pellitero

Open Lecture Room:

Certification of R&D Projects: origin and firm benefits.

There is a direct link between the firms innovation and its competitiveness. Actually, the own technology and the human capital are critical factors to improve or to maintain the competitiveness, and the survival. The reason is that these factors are the base for the firm differentiation within its industry, and within the whole economy.

Ana M. Sánchez Granados

Madrid Autonomous Region Data Protection Agency

The author examines how the Government shapes the use of the Information Technologies in order to serve in an efficient and equitable way to the people's necessities.

Antonio Troncoso Reigada

R&D figures:

Going to meet the future: some results of the Biospain 2003 Biotechnology Forum.

After the exposition of the main issues of the first Biotechnology Firm-Science Forum (Biospain 2003) (Madrid, February 26-28), the author arguments about the possibilities, opportunities and challenges of the Biotechnology Industry in Spain.

Antonio Mora Guanche