When is Regional "Beautiful"?: Implications for Knowledge Flows, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Routledge Studies in Industry and Innovation) (by Bjorn Asheim, Olof Ejermo, Annika Rickne)


Author(s): Bjorn Asheim, Olof Ejermo, Annika Rickne

Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2011-01-18
ISBN-10: 0415614805
ISBN-13: 9780415614801
Language: English
Description: This book focuses on the importance of geography and space in
explaining knowledge flows, entrepreneurship and innovation. During
the last few decades spatial perspectives have enjoyed a growing
attention outside the specific discipline of geography both in
academic economics and among practitioners of policy and planning.
This book constitutes a selection of empirical contributions based
on data from Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the
United Kingdom. The studies address issues of the characteristics
of intra- vs. interregional knowledge flows (Weterings and Ponds),
the restructural process when a large pharmaceutical (Pharmacia)… more…

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