Drivers of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Regional Dynamics

  • Karima Kourtit
  • Peter Nijkamp
  • Roger R. Stough

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Concepts and Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roger R. Stough, Robert J. Stimson, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 3-20
    3. Roberto Basile, Roberta Capello, Andrea Caragliu
      Pages 21-43
    4. Martijn J. Burger, Frank G. van Oort, Otto Raspe
      Pages 45-63
  3. Evidence-Based Analysis: European Studies

  4. Evidence-Based Analysis: Non-European Studies

  5. Outlook and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335

About this book


The need for informed and effective insights into key concepts and models of regional development and growth, from an endogenous growth perspective, has risen over the past decade. These recent advances address in particular local and regional assets and characteristics comprising inter alia creativity, knowledge, innovation forces and entrepreneurship. Access to and exploitation of these modern forms of human and social capital are of paramount importance for the dynamic regional economic environment in a city or region. This volume offers an overview and critical treatment of the spatial-economic roots, opportunities and impacts of new growth strategies, mainly from an evidence-based perspective. In the various contributions to this volume, relevant findings and strategic options are interpreted and discussed from both an analytical and a policy perspective to help cultivate creativity, human capital development and innovation as well as entrepreneurial activity, with a view to exploit the drivers of economic development, in order to strengthen the competitive edge of cities and regions.


Creative, Intellectual and Entrepreneurial Resources Knowledge and Innovation New Business Formation Performance Management Regional Development and Growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Karima Kourtit
    • 1
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 2
  • Roger R. Stough
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Spatial EconomicsVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2., Department of Spatial EconomicsVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.School of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17939-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17940-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
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