Innovation, Growth and Competitiveness

Dynamic Regions in the Knowledge-Based World Economy

  • Peter Nijkamp
  • Iulia Siedschlag

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Economic Growth in a Knowledge-Based Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
  3. Economic Growth in a Knowledge-Based Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Panagiotis Artelaris, Paschalis A. Arvanitidis, George Petrakos
      Pages 41-59
    3. Michaela Trippl, Gunther Maier
      Pages 91-111
    4. Michaela Trippl, Gunther Maier
      Pages 113-134
    5. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Vassilis Tselios
      Pages 135-163
    6. Luca Corazzini, Matteo Grazzi, Marcella Nicolini
      Pages 195-217
  4. Globalisation, Competitiveness and Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Constantina Kottaridi, Marina Papanastassiou, Christos Pitelis
      Pages 235-257
    3. Constantina Kottaridi, Marina Papanastassiou, Christos N. Pitelis, Dimitrios D. Thomakos
      Pages 259-277
  5. The Role of Public Policies in Fostering Innovation, Competitiveness and Growth

About this book


This book investigates dynamic regions in the context of greater global interaction in a world economy increasingly driven by knowledge and innovation. It offers novel empirical evidence on the underlying factors of the growth performance of these spaces. In particular, the following questions are addressed: What role is there for research, education and innovation in the development strategies of the dynamic growth regions? What are the risks and consequences of dynamic growth on patterns of world growth and development, competitiveness, inequalities, and convergence? What development strategies should be promoted at national and international levels to promote a growing and more sustainable world economy? What are the implications of the emerging new competitors for Europe’s competitiveness? Using an innovative, integrated framework of analysis, the contributions in this book combine a wide array of complex theoretical and methodological approaches.


International competitiveness International economic integration Knowledge-based economic growth Public policy R&D and innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 1
  • Iulia Siedschlag
    • 2
  1. 1.VU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.(ESRI)Economic and Social Research InstituteDublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14964-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14965-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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