Cover_Low-tech O Καθηγητής ΕΜΠ Γιάννης Καλογήρου, ο Επικ. Καθηγητής ΕΜΠ Άγγελος Τσακανίκας, η Διδάκτωρ ΕΜΠ Αιμιλία Πρωτόγερου, η Διδάκτωρ ΕΜΠ Ιωάννα Καστέλλη και η Υποψήφια Διδάκτωρ ΕΜΠ Γλυκερία Καραγκούνη είχαν σημαντική συνεισφορά στη συγγραφή του βιβλίου “Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship in Low-Tech Sectors: The Prospects of Traditional Economic Industries”, στο οποίο είναι επιμελητές οι Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen και Isabel Schwinge (Edward Elgar, 2014).

Συγκεκριμένα, οι Γιάννης Καλογήρου, Άγγελος Τσακανίκας και Αιμιλία Πρωτόγερου ανέλαβαν τη συγγραφή του κεφαλαίου “Exploring knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship in high-technology and low-technology manufacturing sectors: differences and similarities”, οι Γιάννης Καλογήρου, Αιμιλία Πρωτόγερου και Γλυκερία Καραγκούνη εκπόνησαν το κεφάλαιο “The relevance of dynamic capabilitiesperspective in low-tech sectors” και τέλος ο Γιάννης Καλογήρου μαζί με την Ιωάννα Καστέλλη εκπόνησαν το κεφάλαιο “The impact of knowledge – intensive entrepreneurship on the growth and competitiveness of European traditional sectors.

Abstract of the Book

This book contributes to the discussion about the relevance of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship for industrial innovation in the context of traditional low-technology industries.

There is a widespread assumption that low-tech industries offer limited opportunities for entrepreneurial activity due to their mature character. Yet there are indications that the phenomenon is finally emerging in these traditional sectors. This detailed book contributes to the ongoing political debate on relevant policy measures to promote future industrial innovation. It extends awareness of the relevance of low-tech industries for future economic and societal development, linking both scientific and political perspectives. Detailed chapters identify the typical patterns, prerequisites and impacts of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, as well as the distribution of entrepreneurial activities in low-tech sectors. The authors conclude with policy recommendations to promote such activities.

This book will appeal to social scientists, economists and students of innovation and entrepreneurship studies. Policy-makers and company representatives will also find much of interest in this book, with its surprising insights into a field that has been so far neglected in the scientific as well as the policy-oriented debate.


1. Knowledge-intensive Entrepreneurship in Low-tech Industries
Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen and Isabel Schwinge

2. Exploring Knowledge-intensive Entrepreneurship in High-tech and Low-tech Manufacturing Sectors: Differences and Similarities
Yannis D. Caloghirou, Aimilia Protogerou and Aggelos Tsakanikas

3. Patterns of Knowledge-intensive Entrepreneurship in Low-tech Industries
Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen

4. The Impact of Knowledge-intensive Entrepreneurship on the Growth and Competitiveness of European Traditional Industries
Ioanna Kastelli and Yannis D. Caloghirou

5. Patterns and Determinants of Trademark Use in Portugal
Ricardo P. Mamede, Teresa F. Fernandes and Manuel M. Godinho

6. High-growth LMT Firms and the Evolution of the Russian Economy
Andrei Y. Yudanov

7. The Relevance of the ‘Dynamic Capabilities’ Perspective in Low-tech Sectors
Aimilia Protogerou, Yannis D. Caloghirou and Glykeria Karagouni

8. Readjusting the Perspective on LMT Firms in Product Supply Chains in Light of Knowledge-intensive Activity
Isabel Schwinge

9. Trapped by the High-tech Myth: The Need and Chances for a New Policy Rationale
Attila Havas

10. Policy Measures for the Promotion of Knowledge-intensive Entrepreneurship in Low-tech Industries
Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen and Isabel Schwinge