Book Volume 5 2013

Knowledge and the Economy

ISBN: 978-94-007-6130-8 (Print) 978-94-007-6131-5 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Knowledge Creation and the Geography of the Economy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-14

      Introduction: Knowledge and the Geography of the Economy

    3. Chapter

      Pages 15-42

      Relations Between Knowledge and Economic Development: Some Methodological Considerations

    4. Chapter

      Pages 43-59

      A Microeconomic Approach to the Dynamics of Knowledge Creation

    5. Chapter

      Pages 61-78

      Knowledge Creation and the Geographies of Local, Global, and Virtual Buzz

    6. Chapter

      Pages 79-93

      Creativity: Who, How, Where?

    7. Chapter

      Pages 95-109

      The Problem of Mobilizing Expertise at a Distance

  3. Knowledge and Economic Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111

    2. Chapter

      Pages 113-137

      Knowledge, Capabilities, and the Poverty Trap: The Complex Interplay Between Technological, Social, and Geographical Factors

    3. Chapter

      Pages 139-155

      Economics, Geography, and Knowing “Development”

    4. Chapter

      Pages 157-171

      Knowing Mycellf™: Personalized Medicine and the Economization of Prospective Knowledge about Bodily Fate

    5. Chapter

      Pages 173-203


  4. Knowledge and Geographical Clusters

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205

    2. Chapter

      Pages 207-230

      Organizational Legacy and the Internal Dynamics of Clusters: The U.S. Human Biotherapeutics Industry, 1976–2002

    3. Chapter

      Pages 231-248

      Knowledge and Space in Economic History: Innovations in the German Empire, 1877–1918

    4. Chapter

      Pages 249-269

      Cluster Policy: A Guide to the State of the Debate

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 271-288