Cooperation, Networks and Institutions in Regional Innovation Systems

Cooperation, Networks and Institutions in Regional Innovation Systems

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Cooperation, Networks and Institutions in Regional Innovation Systems

Fornahl and Brenner, research associates at the Max Planck Institute for Research into Economic Systems, Germany, examine the role of cooperation, networks, and institutions in the emergence of local clusters. They address the topic from empirical, theoretical, and political perspectives, highlighting the local mechanisms which are involved in the development of innovation systems, and present case studies which stress the influence of networks and local institutions. They also discuss the design and potential of policy measures to promote regional development. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781840649833
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresvii
List of Tablesviii
List of Contributorsix
1.Introduction: Towards a Political Perspective and Unifying Concept1
Part ITheoretical Approaches
2.Local Culture and Regional Innovation Networks: Some Propositions15
3.Entrepreneurial Activities in a Regional Context38
4.The Role of Trust and Power in the Institutional Regulation of Territorial Business Systems58
5.Cognitive Coordination, Institutions and Clusters: An Exploratory Discussion82
6.Problems and Solutions in Knowledge Transfer105
7.Learning Pathologies in Losing Areas: Towards a Definition of the Cognitive Obstacles to Local Development128
8.On the Unit of Analysis in the Study of Networks149
Part IICase Studies
9.Is Nanjing's Concentration of IT Companies an Innovative Cluster?173
10.TV Content Production in Media Regions: The Necessities and Difficulties of Public Policy Support for a Project-based Industry194
11.How Many Networks in a Local Cluster? Textile Machine Production and Innovation in Brescia220
12.'Lock-in' of Regional Clusters: The Case of Offshore Engineering in the Oslo Region247
Part IIIPolicy Implications
13.Entrepreneurship Stimulation in Regional Innovation Systems--Public Promotion of University-based Start-ups in Germany277
14.Cooperation and Knowledge-pooling in Clusters: Designing Territorial Competitiveness Policies303
15.Policy Measures to Support the Emergence of Localised Industrial Clusters325

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