Innovation and Regional Growth in the European Union

  • Riccardo Crescenzi
  • Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Riccardo Crescenzi, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
    Pages 1-8
  3. Riccardo Crescenzi, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
    Pages 31-49
  4. Riccardo Crescenzi, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
    Pages 51-73
  5. Riccardo Crescenzi, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
    Pages 75-82
  6. Riccardo Crescenzi, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
    Pages 83-114
  7. Riccardo Crescenzi, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
    Pages 147-168
  8. Riccardo Crescenzi, Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
    Pages 169-181
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 183-215

About this book

Introduction

This book investigates the EU’s regional growth dynamics and, in particular, the reasons why peripheral and socio-economically disadvantaged areas have persistently failed to catch up with the rest of the Union. It shows that the capability of the knowledge-based growth model to deliver its expected benefits to these areas crucially depends on tackling a specific set of socio-institutional factors which prevents innovation from being effectively translated into economic growth. The book takes an eclectic approach to the territorial genesis of innovation and regional growth by combining different theoretical strands into one model of empirical analysis covering the whole EU-25. An in-depth comparative analysis with the United States is also included, providing significant insights into the distinctive features of the European process of innovation and its territorial determinants. The evidence produced in the book is extensively applied to the analysis of EU development policies.

Keywords

European Union Innovation Systems Regional Growth Regional Policy Spillovers

Authors and affiliations

  • Riccardo Crescenzi
    • 1
  • Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
    • 2
  1. 1., Geography and EnvironmentLondon School of EconomicsLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Geography and EnvironmentLondon School of EconomicsLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17761-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17760-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17761-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
  • About this book