Advances in Spatial Science

Innovation and Regional Growth in the European Union

Authors: Crescenzi, Riccardo, Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés

  • Offers spatial perspectives on innovation and the genesis of regional growth, geographical accessibility and human capital accumulation
  • Details the role of underlying socio-economic conditions
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This book investigates the EU’s regional growth dynamics and, in particular, the reasons why peripheral and socio-economically disadvantaged areas have persistently failed to catch up with the rest of the Union. It shows that the capability of the knowledge-based growth model to deliver its expected benefits to these areas crucially depends on tackling a specific set of socio-institutional factors which prevents innovation from being effectively translated into economic growth. The book takes an eclectic approach to the territorial genesis of innovation and regional growth by combining different theoretical strands into one model of empirical analysis covering the whole EU-25. An in-depth comparative analysis with the United States is also included, providing significant insights into the distinctive features of the European process of innovation and its territorial determinants. The evidence produced in the book is extensively applied to the analysis of EU development policies.

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“This book presents a collection of empirical studies on the determinants of regional growth in the European Union. … The book is interesting, informative, clear and well organized. There are plenty of cross-references among the various chapters, which make it always easy to follow the main narrative line and proposed arguments. … The theoretical framework adopted in the book is broad and encompassing. … The empirical results are interesting.” (Fulvio Castellacci, Regional Studies, Vol. 46 (8), September, 2012)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Crescenzi, Riccardo (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Theoretical Framework: A Spatial Perspective On Innovation and the Genesis of Regional Growth

    Crescenzi, Riccardo (et al.)

    Pages 9-29

  • Geographical Accessibility and Human Capital Accumulation

    Crescenzi, Riccardo (et al.)

    Pages 31-49

  • The Role of Underlying Socio-Economic Conditions

    Crescenzi, Riccardo (et al.)

    Pages 51-73

  • Knowledge Flows and Their Spatial Extent

    Crescenzi, Riccardo (et al.)

    Pages 75-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation and Regional Growth in the European Union
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Spatial Science
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17761-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17761-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17760-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26879-3
Series ISSN
1430-9602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 218
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