Advances in Spatial Science

The Emergence of the Knowledge Economy

A Regional Perspective

Editors: Acs, Zoltan J., Groot, Henri L.F. de, Nijkamp, Peter (Eds.)

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Knowledge has in recent years become a key driver for growth of regions and nations. This volume empirically investigates the emergence of the knowledge economy in the late 20th century from a regional point of view. It first deals with the theoretical background for understanding the knowledge economy, with knowledge spillovers and development externalities. It then examines aspects of the relationship between knowledge inputs and innovative outputs in the information, computer and telecommunications sector (ICT) of the economy at the regional level. Case studies focusing on a wide variety of sectors, countries and regions finally illustrate important regional innovation issues.

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"A primary stated aim of the collection is to pull together new insights from growth theory, economic geography, and innovation theory to bear on the common question of the role of innovative knowledge creation and diffusion on differential regional growth. … a useful and thought provoking collection … . it is a worthy compendium adding more fuel to the quest for economic growth theories that withstand empirical testing." (Susan M. Walcott, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 44 (2), 2004)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Knowledge, Innovation and Regional Development

    Acs, Zoltan J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Milieux Innovateurs and Collective Learning: From Concepts to Measurement

    Camagni, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 15-45

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the SME Sector

    Masurel, Enno (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • Networked Alliances and Innovation

    Suarez-Villa, Luis

    Pages 65-80

  • The Innovation Decision and Fixed Costs

    Montfort, Kees (et al.)

    Pages 81-106

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Softcover $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-07835-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Emergence of the Knowledge Economy
Book Subtitle
A Regional Perspective
Editors
  • Zoltan J. Acs
  • Henri L.F. de Groot
  • Peter Nijkamp
Series Title
Advances in Spatial Science
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-24823-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-24823-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-43722-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07835-4
Series ISSN
1430-9602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 390
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