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The Space Economy

From Science to Market

Editor(s): Barbara Bigliardi, Giorgio Petroni

Book Description

This volume deals with key issues of the space economy, defined as the full range of activities and the use of resources that create value and benefits for human beings in the course of exploring, researching, understanding, managing and utilizing space. These topics are treated from an economic perspective, with particular attention paid to the development of knowledge, as well as the set-up of technologies with high industrial impacts. The book, thus, provides a new and wider interpretation of the space economy, focusing on the (tangible) returns of the investments made in the space industry since the Space Race. It will particularly appeal to scholars, researchers and PhD students, as well as those in the space community.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3410-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3410-3
Date of Publication: 01/08/2019
Pages / Size: 244 / A5
Price: £61.99


Giorgio Petroni is an Associate Member of the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics, where he is in charge of the technology transfer program. As an expert manager of organizational problems, he has previously worked in large companies in the chemical and publishing sectors, and has acted as Assistant to the President of the Italian National Agency for Research on Renewable Energy and served on the Board of the Italian Space Agency. On the academic level, he received an honorary degree in Economics of Industrial Engineering from the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania.

Barbara Bigliardi is an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Parma, Italy. Her primary research interests focus around innovation management and technology transfer. She has authored and co-authored more than 90 journal articles, and acts as a referee for more than 50 international scientific journals. She has also served as Guest Editor of a number of special issues of several international journals.