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International Perspectives in Geography

Regional Innovation and Networks in Japan

Authors: Yokura, Yutaka

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  • Covers innovation and network theory
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This book provides a novel perspective on networks and innovation in the field of economic geography and presents new findings through theoretical foundations and empirical analyses. The book focuses on various temporary systems in industrial agglomerations such as joint R&D, trade fairs, business workshops, and international conferences. Following the introduction, Chapter 2 considers the mechanism of the innovation process in which networks function as institutions. Chapter 3 and succeeding chapters conduct empirical research centered on statistical data analysis such as social network analysis and covariance structure analysis, and they determine the real-world situations through interview surveys of related stakeholders. Chapter 3 considers the structure and spatial patterns of R&D networks in Japan by making the structure visible and calculating network indices. Chapter 4 concentrates on local trade fairs held in industrial agglomerations and examines the development of various relationships between related participants. Chapters 5 and 6 shed light on institutional thickness in industrial agglomerations. Chapter 7 spotlights quantitative and metrical examinations of inter-organizational relationships in terms of knowledge flows based on company-level data regarding technological alliances and ownership relationships between global corporations. The studies featured in Chapters 6 and 7 serve to evaluate how Japan’s firms have adapted to radical changes under global competition.

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Yutaka Yokura is an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics at Kyushu University, Japan. In 2009, he received his Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo, where he worked as an assistant professor between 2010 and 2015. In 2016, he became an associate professor at Shizuoka University. His research interests lie in economic geography, especially industrial agglomerations theory and the innovation process. His book titled Sangyo Shuseki no Network to Innovation (Industrial Agglomerations, Networks and Innovation) received a writing award from the Japan Association of Economic Geographers in 2019. He is a member of the editorial board of the Annals of the Association of Economic Geographers.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regional Innovation and Networks in Japan
Authors
Series Title
International Perspectives in Geography
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-2191-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-2191-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-2190-1
Series ISSN
2197-7798
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 127
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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