The Emergence of the Knowledge Economy: A Regional Perspective / Edition 1

The Emergence of the Knowledge Economy: A Regional Perspective / Edition 1

by Zoltan J. Acs
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540437223

ISBN-13: 9783540437222

Pub. Date: 09/17/2002

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540437222
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/17/2002
Series:
Advances in Spatial Science Series
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

1Knowledge, Innovation and Regional Development1
Pt. ITheoretical Background. Concepts and Measurement
2Milieux Innovateurs and Collective Learning: From Concepts to Measurement15
3Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the SME Sector47
4Networked Alliances and Innovation65
5The Innovation Decision and Fixed Costs81
6The Knowledge Base, Innovation and Urban Economic Growth107
7Constructing an Index for Regional Competitiveness121
Pt. IIKnowledge Spillovers and University Research
8Geographic Spillovers of University Research: on Patent Activities of High Technology Sectors in Austria139
9High Technology Employment and Knowledge Spillovers155
10Universities as Agents in Regional Innovation Systems. Evaluating Patterns of Knowledge-Intensive Collaboration in Austria173
Pt. IIIThe ICT Sector and Regional Development
11ICT and Knowledge Challenges for Entrepreneurs in Regional Economic Development195
12Newcomers and Innovation in the U.S. Telephone Industry. Then and Now215
13The Spatial Industrial Dynamics of the ICT Sector in Sweden243
14The Multimedia Industry: Networks and Regional Development in a Globalised Economy277
Pt. IVRegional Case Studies
15Small Key Tech-Knowledge Firms in Canada: Their Innovation Potential, Structure, and Spatial Adaptation301
16The Location of Technological Innovations within the Japanese Semiconductor Industry321
17Innovative Performance in the Capital Region of Norway345
18Innovation and Firm Location in the Spanish Medical Instruments Industry365

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