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Diversity, Innovation and Clusters

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Diversity, Innovation and Clusters

Spatial Perspectives

9781789902570 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Iréne Bernhard, PhD, Urban Gråsjö, PhD, School of Business, Economics and IT, University West, Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus of the Economics of Technological Change, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University and Professor Emeritus of Industrial Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 257 0 Extent: 288 pp
Increased emphasis on the links between regional diversity and regional knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship highlights the need for a focus on the spatial aspects of these multifaceted, dynamic relationships in order to improve our understanding. By means of a conceptual approach, this timely book illustrates the links between innovation and economic development through the role of space. This thought-provoking book addresses the questions regarding diversity, innovation and clusters that require further investigation and analysis.

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Increased emphasis on the links between regional diversity and regional knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship highlights the need for a focus on the spatial aspects of these multifaceted, dynamic relationships in order to improve our understanding. By means of a conceptual approach, this timely book illustrates the links between innovation and economic development through the role of space.

This thought-provoking book addresses the questions regarding diversity, innovation and clusters that require further investigation and analysis. Chapters written by expert contributors bring together cutting-edge theoretical and empirical studies to consider issues such as how spatial diversity affects collaboration, knowledge and innovation; how innovation arises in various locations; how innovative approaches can be identified for local regeneration; and how the growing visibility and importance of start-up companies in the global economy can be analysed.

Diversity, Innovation and Clusters will be a key resource for students and academics researching in the fields of economic geography, regional economics, innovation and entrepreneurship. This book provides insights that will be crucial for providing policy makers, planners and consultants with a more comprehensive decision-making platform by utilising spatial perspectives as a driving force for economic growth and development.
Contributors
Contributors: T. Arvemo, D. Bartlett, K. Berg, I. Bernhard, U. Gråsjö, T. Grønning, M. Imase, I. Jonsson, C. Karlsson, N. Kishida, U. Lundh Snis, M. McKelvey, T. Maeno, L. Mósesdóttir, T. Mroczkowski, G.F. Mulligan, M. Okuyama, A.K. Olsson, K. Sakakura, T. Yasui
Contents
Contents:

1 Introduction: diversity, innovation and clusters – spatial
perspectives 1
Iréne Bernhard, Urban Gräsjö and Charlie Karlsson
2 A high-tech trajectory in a commodity-dependent economy:
modern biotechnology in Norway 11
Terje Grønning
3 Tentative indices for regional economic development: an
exploratory study using Swedish municipal data 44
Tobias Arvemo and Urban Gräsjö
4 Inclusive place innovation as a means for local community
regeneration 57
Iréne Bernhard, Anna Karin Olsson and Ulrika Lundh Snis
5 Patent generation in US metropolitan areas 81
Gordon F. Mulligan
6 Theorizing transformative innovations: the role of agency in
real critical junctures 102
Lilja Mósesdóttir and Ivar Jonsson
7 Exploring industrial PhD students and perceptions of their
impact on firm innovation 125
Karin Berg and Maureen McKelvey
8 Globalizing startups: business development organizations in
the Bay Area 157
David Bartlett and Tomasz Mroczkowski
9 As an element of the regional innovation cluster, the citizen/
non-profit sector fulfills the “seedbed function” of the new
industry 186
Masashi Imase
10 The factors in the establishment of the Shizuoka sake brewing
cluster: regional human resources enabling open innovation 207
Nobuyuki Kishida
11 The empirical study on the emergence and diffusion process
of design-driven innovation initiated by knowledge creation:
from the field study in the industrial cluster of the
Sumida Ward, Tokyo 230
Mutsumi Okuyama, Toshiyuki Yasui, Takashi Maneo and
Kyosuke Sakakura

Index 259

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