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This critical addition to the growing literature on innovation contains extensive analyses of the institutional and spatial aspects of innovation. Written by leading scholars in the fields of economic geography, innovation studies, planning, and technology policy, the fourteen chapters cover conceptual and measurement issues in innovation and relevant technology policies. The contributors examine how different institutional factors facilitate or hamper the flows of information and knowledge within and across firms, regions, and nations. In particular, they provide insights into the roles of important institutions such as gender and culture which are often neglected in the innovation literature, and demonstrate the key role which geography plays in the innovation process. Institutions and policy measures which support entrepreneurship and cluster development are also discussed. The result is a comparative picture of the institutional factors underlying innovation systems across the globe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521865289
ISBN-10: 052186528X
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Karen R. Polenske

Karen R. Polenske is Professor of Regional Political Economy and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Books By Author Karen R. Polenske

Economic Geography of Innovation by Karen R. Polenske

The Economic Geography of Innovation

Paperback, April 2007
$66.56