Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Growth

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Growth

by Philip McCann


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ISBN-13: 9781118427286
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/04/2013
Series: Surveys of Recent Research in Economics Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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 BusinessCycle 5
Simon C. Parker

3. The Transatlantic Productivity Gap: A Survey of the MainCauses 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 ofBusiness Services 79
Tommaso Ciarli, Valentina Meliciani and Maria Savona

6. Multilevel Approaches and the Firm-Agglomeration Ambiguity inEconomic Growth Studies 105
Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger, Joris Knoben and OttoRaspe

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

8. An ‘Integrated’ Framework for the ComparativeAnalysis of the Territorial Innovation Dynamics of Developed andEmerging 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 andDongguan Since the Opening of China 177
Wenying Fu, Javier Revilla Diez and Daniel Schiller

Index 197

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