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
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.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors vii
1. Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Growth 1Philip McCann and Les Oxley
2. Theories of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the BusinessCycle 5Simon C. Parker
3. The Transatlantic Productivity Gap: A Survey of the MainCauses 25Raquel Ortega-Argilés
4. A Survey of the Innovation Surveys 53Shangqin Hong, Les Oxley and Philip McCann
5. Knowledge Dynamics, Structural Change and the Geography ofBusiness Services 79Tommaso Ciarli, Valentina Meliciani and Maria Savona
6. Multilevel Approaches and the Firm-Agglomeration Ambiguity inEconomic Growth Studies 105Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger, Joris Knoben and OttoRaspe
7. A Relational Approach to the Geography of Innovation: ATypology of Regions 131Rosina Moreno and Ernest Miguélez
8. An ‘Integrated’ Framework for the ComparativeAnalysis of the Territorial Innovation Dynamics of Developed andEmerging Countries 159Riccardo 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 177Wenying Fu, Javier Revilla Diez and Daniel Schiller