Local and Regional Systems of Innovation

Local and Regional Systems of Innovation

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In an era of intense globalization, the critical role of the region as a center for economic development has sometimes been overlooked. Moreover, innovation is increasingly being recognized as being a critical driver of economic growth and development. However, innovation is no longer being seen as a function of research and development; nor is RaD being seen as being sufficient for the creation of technology-intensive industries and the valuable economic spillovers that result in high value-added jobs and exports. Indeed, much more than ever before, it is the combination of factors that contributes to innovation - ranging over skills, finance, production, user-producer linkages, the capacity of organizations to learn, and multilayered government policies - that make local regions the favorites of fortune. Using an evolutionary economic perspective, and drawing on a range of disciplines and accomplished scholars, Local and Regional Systems of Innovation explores important issues at a conceptual, methodological and comparative level concerning how successful locations actually construct their comparative advantage.These learning regions function as collectors and repositories of knowledge and ideas, and provide the underlying ... will run on new generations of home electronics products produced by television and semiconductor companies throughout Asia. ... In Milan, highly computerized factories produce designer fashion goods tailored to the needs of consumers in Paris, ... A new industrial revolution sweeps through Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and extends itsanbsp;...

Title:Local and Regional Systems of Innovation
Author:John de la Mothe, Gilles Paquet
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1998-09-30


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