Growth and Innovation of Competitive Regions

The Role of Internal and External Connections


ISBN: 978-3-540-70923-7 (Print) 978-3-540-70924-4 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Foundations of Growth in Interconnected Territories

    1. Chapter

      Pages 3-27

      Regional Growth, Connections and Economic Modelling: An Introduction

    2. Chapter

      Pages 29-44

      Sustainable Interrelated Growth: A Phenomenal Approach

    3. Chapter

      Pages 45-58

      A Model of Local Development

    4. Chapter

      Pages 59-91

      The Dynamics of an ‘Innovation Driven’ Territorial System

  3. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Regions Faced with External Competition

    1. Chapter

      Pages 95-116

      The Co-Evolution of Entrepreneurship and Clusters

    2. Chapter

      Pages 117-144

      Learning, Innovation and Growth Within Interconected Clusters: An Agent-Based Approach

    3. Chapter

      Pages 145-165

      Knowledge-Based Economy and Knowledge Creation: The Role of Space

    4. Chapter

      Pages 167-191

      Systems of Innovation and Regional Growth in the EU: Endogenous vs. External Innovative Activities and Socio-Economic Conditions

    5. Chapter

      Pages 193-214

      Some Conjectures on the Tie Between Digital Divide and Regional Disparities

  4. The Factors of Development in Advanced Regions

    1. Chapter

      Pages 217-243

      Interconnection-Infrastructure as a Prerequisite for the Development of Territories — The Role of Network Externalities

    2. Chapter

      Pages 245-267

      Regional Growth and the Co-Evolution of Clusters: The Role of Labour Flows

    3. Chapter

      Pages 269-280

      Intra-National Disparities, Regional Interactions and the Growth of Countries

    4. Chapter

      Pages 281-294

      Creativity, Cultural Investment and Local Development: A New Theoretical Framework for Endogenous Growth

  5. Methods and Theories for the Study of Interconnected Territories

    1. Chapter

      Pages 297-327

      Modelling Individual Behaviour of Firms in the Study of Spatial Concentration

    2. Chapter

      Pages 329-348

      The New Approach to Regional Economics Dynamics: Path Dependence and Spatial Self-Reinforcing Mechanisms

  6. Conclusions

    1. Chapter

      Pages 351-361

      What Policy for Interconnected Territories? Conclusions and Openings

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 363-368