Advances in Spatial Science

Growth and Innovation of Competitive Regions

The Role of Internal and External Connections

Editors: Fratesi, Ugo, Senn, Lanfranco (Eds.)

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This volume investigates the dynamics of regional performance in advanced countries and the mechanisms that allow some regions to grow more rapidly than others, to become and remain more competitive in the long run. The authors show how the capability of regions to innovate is enhanced by a large number of factors, including entrepreneurship, clustering, creativity, new technologies, human capital and the presence of internal, intra-regional, and external, extra-regional, connections. The book is mainly theoretical, but all chapters also analyze the policy consequences. Moreover, the empirical results reinforce the theoretical findings and as such are more broadly applicable and not bound to the specific case. The general reach of the theoretical arguments, and the focus on policy consequences, make this book helpful for both scholars and policymakers.

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From the reviews:

“The book has sixteen chapters grouped in five parts, and covers a wide range of topics in regional economics, innovation, and regional growth, and with varied approaches. … The editors and contributors have made a great effort to link the majority of the essays with each other. … Summing up, their book is a very useful one for empirical economists who need some theoretical background in dealing with regional innovation from an applied perspective, and it is also an important theoretical contribution to regional science.” (Ernest Miguelez and Rosina Moreno, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 51 (1), 2011)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Regional Growth, Connections and Economic Modelling: An Introduction

    Fratesi, Ugo (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • Sustainable Interrelated Growth: A Phenomenal Approach

    Bramanti, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 29-44

  • A Model of Local Development

    Folloni, Giuseppe

    Pages 45-58

  • The Dynamics of an ‘Innovation Driven’ Territorial System

    Bramanti, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 59-91

  • The Co-Evolution of Entrepreneurship and Clusters

    Garavaglia, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 95-116

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Growth and Innovation of Competitive Regions
Book Subtitle
The Role of Internal and External Connections
Editors
  • Ugo Fratesi
  • Lanfranco Senn
Series Title
Advances in Spatial Science
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-70924-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-70924-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-70923-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08991-6
Series ISSN
1430-9602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 368
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