Innovation and the Growth of Cities

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"This book by Zoltan Acs explores the relationship between industrial innovation and economic growth at the regional level, and reaches conclusions as to why some regions grow but others decline. While the analysis draws on industrial organization, labor economics, regional science, geography and entrepreneurship, the book focuses on innovation and the growth of cities by the use of endogenous growth theory." "The author argues that industrial innovation is the driving force behind long-run regional growth, and explores the issues of how technology and entrepreneurship can foster and promote growth at the regional level." With its multidisciplinary approach, Innovation and the Growth of Cities will be welcomed by academics and researchers alike in the areas of innovation and science, regional science and geography, entrepreneurship and evolutionary economics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840649369
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
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1 Technology and entrepreneurship 1
2 Knowledge, innovation and firm size 24
3 Local geographic spillovers 44
4 Sectoral characteristics 63
5 Innovation of entrepreneurial firms 74
6 Capital structure, innovation and firm size 98
7 Employment growth in metropolitan areas 115
8 Employment, wages and R&D spillovers 135
9 Heterogeneity versus specialization 154
10 Regional innovation systems 167
11 Epilogue: towards a 'new model of regional economic development'? 192
App. A The innovation database 196
App. B Innovations, R&D lab employment and university research by state 203
App. C Innovation, R&D lab employment and university research by MSA 205
App. D Innovation, private R&D lab employment and university research by MSA and industry sector 209
App. E Industry groupings 214
App. F List of variables 215
References 217
Index 237
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