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Unlocking Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Unlocking Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Potential for Increasing Capacities

9781800371231 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Iréne Bernhard, PhD, Urban Gråsjö, PhD, School of Business, Economics and IT, University West and Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus, Jönköping University and Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Publication Date: June 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80037 123 1 Extent: c 288 pp
Illuminating and timely, this book explores several theoretical and empirical issues related to the potential for increasing capacities for innovation, knowledge and entrepreneurship. It highlights the current academic and political consensus that calls for policy interventions targeted towards more balanced, inclusive and regionally cohesive growth.

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Illuminating and timely, this book explores several theoretical and empirical issues related to the potential for increasing capacities for innovation, knowledge and entrepreneurship. It highlights the current academic and political consensus that calls for policy interventions targeted towards more balanced, inclusive and regionally cohesive growth.

Bringing together a wide range of cutting-edge case studies and research on regional potentials, the book explores the need for a focus on the regional inequality aspects of innovating, knowledge and entrepreneurship. Chapters analyse previously underexplored determinants of regional economic growth and development often overlooked in standard growth studies. They offer a deeper understanding of the drivers and implications of sub-national disparities in entrepreneurship and innovation in both developed and developing countries.

Scholars and researchers of innovation, entrepreneurship, regional economics and spatial planning will appreciate the blend of empirical and theoretical viewpoints in the book. It will also be a useful tool for policymakers, planners and consultants involved in economic development and regional policies on different scales.
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‘Innovation and entrepreneurship are key to economic development. But these factors are far more concentrated geographically than wealth or employment. Why is this the case? Unlocking Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides the answers. A must-read for scholars and policymakers who want to unleash the economic potential of territories.’
– Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics, UK

‘The book is an elegant collection of works able to develop a deeper understanding of the drivers and the implications of regional disparities in entrepreneurship and innovation for implementing policies aimed at unlocking the potential of all regions, and especially of those rural, lagging and peripheral, in order to maximize their contribution to national growth and prosperity.’
– Roberta Capello, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
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Contributors include: R. Antonietti, V.A. Barinova, I. Bernhard, C. Burlina, A.P. Cornett, P. Czerwony, G. Dzemydaitė, U. Gråsjö, M.S. Gustafsson, M. Imase, V. Johansson, C. Karlsson, A. Kraaij, H. Lawton Smith, M. Miller, T. Mroczkowski, G.F. Mulligan, D. Odaway, S. Rademaker, N.K. Sørensen, S. Tavassoli, C. Trillo, Y.V.Tsareva, E. Wihlborg, S.P. Zemtsov

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