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Economics - Regional / Spatial Science | Knowledge-creating Milieus in Europe - Firms, Cities, Territories

Knowledge-creating Milieus in Europe

Firms, Cities, Territories

Cusinato, Augusto, Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas (Eds.)

2015, Approx. 350 p.

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  • Provides a fresh insight on knowledge and innovation from a hermeneutical viewpoint
  • Offers a notion of milieus that bring forth the processes of knowledge generation at various socio-spatial scales
  • Six illustrating case studies examine six European cities as knowledge generative milieus
The renewed interest in knowledge, especially prevalent in the economic discourse of the last few decades, has traditionally been coupled with an urge towards innovation. Innovation is now considered the main driver of development, and knowledge the necessary premise for innovation. The precise connection between knowledge and innovation, however, has been left largely unexplored mainly because of the difficulties involved in the polysemic nature of knowledge. The connection enters a new, larger sphere of ambiguity when socio-spatial parameters are introduced. Following the recent spatial/material turn in humanities, notions of spatiality, place and milieu are now emerging as crucial factors in determining the connection between knowledge and innovation. While not turning its back to the necessity of ambiguity, this book provides a bridge between, on the one hand, the theorisation of the connection between knowledge and innovation, and on the other, its applied manifestation. A number of empirical investigations on European cities explore the connection, while a methodological fusion between ontology and hermeneutics guarantees a radical new perspective.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Creative Milieus - Knowledge Economy - Urban Economy

Related subjects » Geography - R&D / Technology Policy - Regional / Spatial Science

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