The Emergence of the Knowledge Economy

A Regional Perspective

  • Zoltan J. Acs
  • Henri L. F. de Groot
  • Peter Nijkamp

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Knowledge, Innovation and Regional Development

    1. Zoltan J. Acs, Henri L. F. Groot, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 1-14
  3. Theoretical Background. Concepts and Measurement

    1. Enno Masurel, Kees van Montfort, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 47-63
    2. Luis Suarez-Villa
      Pages 65-80
    3. Kees van Montfort, Geert Ridder, Alfred Kleinknecht
      Pages 81-106
    4. Janne Huovari, Aki Kangasharju, Aku Alanen
      Pages 121-138
  4. Knowledge Spillovers and University Research

  5. The ICT Sector and Regional Development

  6. Regional Case Studies

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 381-388

About this book


Knowledge has in recent years become a key driver for growth of regions and nations. This volume empirically investigates the emergence of the knowledge economy in the late 20th century from a regional point of view. It first deals with the theoretical background for understanding the knowledge economy, with knowledge spillovers and development externalities. It then examines aspects of the relationship between knowledge inputs and innovative outputs in the information, computer and telecommunications sector (ICT) of the economy at the regional level. Case studies focusing on a wide variety of sectors, countries and regions finally illustrate important regional innovation issues.


Economic Development Economic Growth High Tech Import Knowledge Spillovers communication entrepreneurship growth information innovation innovation systems innovations regional development sweden technological innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Zoltan J. Acs
    • 1
  • Henri L. F. de Groot
    • 2
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 2
  1. 1.Merrick School of BusinessUniversity of BaltimoreBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Spatial EconomicsFree University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07835-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24823-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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