Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Growth

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Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Growth provides a timely, accessible review of our understanding of the complex links between innovation, entrepreneurship, geography and growth. Expert contributions provide a thorough roadmap of the developments in research at the interface of these themes.

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Overview

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Growth provides a timely, accessible review of our understanding of the complex links between innovation, entrepreneurship, geography and growth. Expert contributions provide a thorough roadmap of the developments in research at the interface of these themes.

  • A timely and accessible review of our understanding of the complex links between innovation, entrepreneurship, geography and growth
  • A highly comprehensive roadmap of the range of issues addressed by research in these areas
  • Discusses the most profitable ways forward for enhancing our understanding of arising issues
  • Contributions from leading experts in the field take a variety of theoretical, empirical and institutional angles
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Meet the Author

Philip McCann holds Endowed Chair of Economic Geography at University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He was formerly Professor of Urban and Regional Economics in the Department of Economics at University of Reading, UK. Professor McCann has been appointed as one of two Special Advisers to the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, providing expert counsel on matters related to the reform and future development of European Cohesion Policy.

Les Oxley is Professor of Economics at University of Waikato, New Zealand, Adjunct Professor at Curtin University of Technology, Australia, and an affiliate of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. His research interests include modelling and testing theories of economic growth, financial econometrics, energy economics and cliometrics. He is a founding editor of the Journal of Economic Surveys and sits on the editorial boards of several international journals.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

1. Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Growth 1
Philip McCann and Les Oxley

2. Theories of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the Business Cycle 5
Simon C. Parker

3. The Transatlantic Productivity Gap: A Survey of the Main Causes 25
Raquel Ortega-Argilés

4. A Survey of the Innovation Surveys 53
Shangqin Hong, Les Oxley and Philip McCann

5. Knowledge Dynamics, Structural Change and the Geography of Business Services 79
Tommaso Ciarli, Valentina Meliciani and Maria Savona

6. Multilevel Approaches and the Firm-Agglomeration Ambiguity in Economic Growth Studies 105
Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger, Joris Knoben and Otto Raspe

7. A Relational Approach to the Geography of Innovation: A Typology of Regions 131
Rosina Moreno and Ernest Miguélez

8. An ‘Integrated’ Framework for the Comparative Analysis of the Territorial Innovation Dynamics of Developed and Emerging Countries 159
Riccardo Crescenzi and Andrés Rodr’yguez-Pose

9. Regional Innovation Systems within a Transitional Context: Evolutionary Comparison of the Electronics Industry in Shenzhen and Dongguan Since the Opening of China 177
Wenying Fu, Javier Revilla Diez and Daniel Schiller

Index 197

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