Knowledge-creating Milieus in Europe

Firms, Cities, Territories

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

  • - Provides fresh insights on the triad of knowledge-space-innovation from a hermeneutical viewpoint
  • - Offers a notion of milieus that reflects knowledge-generation processes on various socio-spatial scales
  • - Six illustrative case studies examine European organisations, cities and regions as knowledge-generating milieus
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This book introduces a radically spatialised approach to knowledge creation and innovation. Reflecting on an array of European urban and regional developments, it offers an updated notion of milieu as the conceptual and material space of knowledge and innovation in line with the interpretative turn in social sciences and humanities. In view of the unwillingness of mainstream economics to accommodate such a trend, the authors pursue a broadly understood hermeneutic approach that expands on the triad of knowledge-space-innovation. The book’s main findings are that space is an essential intermediary in the connection between knowledge and innovation, and that a renewed notion of milieu provides the knowledge-space-innovation triad with both an analytical basis and operational power. It also offers fresh insights into the significance and potential of the knowledge economy. A number of empirical European case studies on various scales (organisations, cities and territories) support the findings and suggest new policy directions.

About the authors

Augusto Cusinato is Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Economics at the Iuav University of Venice and Director of the Research Unit “Society, Economy, Territory”. His main research interests are in urban economics, knowledge economics and informal economy. He is co-author of La genèse d’une culture locale d’entreprise au Nord-Est de l’Italie (L’Harmattan) and editor of Economia informale e istituzioni. Processi di reciproco adattamento (L’Harmattan Italia).

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos is Professor of Law & Theory at the University of Westminster and Director of The Westminster International Law & Theory Centre. His research is interdisciplinary and includes phenomenology, autopoiesis, law and literature, geography, art, corporeality, environmental studies and so on. His previous edited volumes Law and the City and Law and Ecology and his monographs Absent Environments and Niklas Luhmann: Law, Justice, Society are published by Routledge.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The New Understanding of Scientific Knowledge

    Garbolino, Paolo

    Pages 3-15

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  • A Musical-Philosophical Approach to Creativity & Economy: An Ethical Turn

    Goldoni, Daniele

    Pages 17-46

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  • Why Knowledge Is Linked to Space

    Michelis, Giorgio

    Pages 47-58

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  • The Firm as a Knowledge-Creating Milieu: The Role of the ICT

    Simone, Carla

    Pages 59-78

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  • Milieu, Territory, Atmosphere: New Spaces of Knowledge

    Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Andreas

    Pages 79-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge-creating Milieus in Europe
Book Subtitle
Firms, Cities, Territories
Editors
  • Augusto Cusinato
  • Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-45173-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45173-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-45172-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51233-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVIII, 376
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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