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Growth Market Nanotechnology: An Analysis of Technology and Innovation

Norbert Malanowski (Editor), Thomas Heimer (Editor), Wolfgang Luther (Editor), Matthias Werner (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-61187-4
294 pages
January 2008
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With its assessment and linking of study reports into a coherent narrative, this book accurately describes the technological and economic opportunities of nanotechnology in all important sectors of industry affected. As such, it provides an in depth-analysis within the context of product groups and lead markets on the international level, with the focus on Germany. Much cited internationally, Gerd Bachmann applies a so-called method mix to avoid the weaknesses of other studies conducted purely using quantitative research methods, which leave too many white spots to enable an accurate analysis. Also includes proofs for market potential based on patent data.
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Table of Contents

THE KEY RESULTS AT A GLANCE
1 INTRODUCTION
Background and Definition of the Topic
Methodological Remarks
Structure of the Study
2 REMARKS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY
Defining Nanotechnology
Bottom-up and Top-down Strategies
New Effects Caused by Nanomanufacturing
Thematic and Structural Interdisciplinarity
Major Players in Germany
German Activities in International Comparison
3 APPLICATION AND MARKET PERSPECTIVES OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN PRODUCTS AND PRODUCT GROUPS
Remarks on Literature Analysis
Nanomaterials
Nanoelectronics
Nanooptics
Nanobiotechnology
Nanotools/Nanoanalytics
Application and Market Potentials at a Glance
4 PROOFS FOR MARKET POTENTIALS IN PATENT DATA
Methodological Remarks
Nanotechnology Patents in General
Nanotechnology Patents in Chemistry
Nanotechnology Patents in Optics
Nanotechnology Patents in the Automotive Industry
Nanotechnology Patents in Medical Technology and Life Sciences
Nanotechnology Patents at a Glance
5 EMBEDDING AND APPLICATION OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN GERMAN COMPANIES
Objective of the Company Survey
Methodological Remarks
Structural Data of Companies
Current Importance of Nanotechnology
Future Developments in Nanotechnology
Future Steps and Barriers in Nanotechnology Development
Significance of Nanotechnology in Small and Large Companies
Key Results of the Company Survey at a Glance
6 MARKET POTENTIALS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN LEAD MARKETS
Methodological Remarks
Acquiring Chances in Lead Markets
Chemistry
Automotive Industry
Optics
Medical Technology and Life Sciences
Electronics
Market Potentials and Time Horizon at a Glance
7 MARKET ASSESSMENT -
CONCLUSIONS FOR GERMANY
Methodological Remarks
German Companies and the Markets of Nanotechnology
Readiness for Use
Barriers for Innovation and Diffusion
Employment Effects and Qualification
Germany in International Comparison
Outlook
Market Assessment at a Glance
8 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
LITERATURE
APPENDIX
Questionnaire for Expert Interviews
Questionnaire for Company Survey
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Author Information

Dr. Norbert Malanowski is consultant and project manager at VDI Technology Center, Düsseldorf, Germany, since 1999. He obtained a degree in Social Sciences from the University of Duisburg, Germany, studied Political Economy at the University of Toronto and obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hagen, Germany. He was a Visiting Scholar at the International Institute for Labour Studies of the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, Senior Scientist at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Bochum University and Project manager at the Center of Technology Assessment, Stuttgart, prior to his position at VDI. He specializes in Innovation and Technology Analysis, Nanotechnology, and Labour Maket Analysis. He has previously published two other books in the field.
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Reviews

"Basierend auf dem vorhandenen Wissen werden Trends analysiert und daraus wird auf die Themen der Nanotechnologie von morgen geschlossen. Es geht um die Evaluierung des Stands der Technik und darum, im internationalen Kontext ökonomisches und technologisches Potential auszuloten."
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"Ambitioniertes Nachschlagewerk... Spätestens bei der Auseinandersetzung mit dem Autorenteam wird dem Leser allerdings klar, dass sich das vorliegende Werk wohltuend von ähnlich klingenden Veröffentlichungen abhebt. ... Fazit: Das Buch setzt für die nächsten Jahre den Standard in der Nanotechnologie-Marktanalyse. ..."
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