The New Geography of Innovation

Clusters, Competitiveness and Theory

  • Xavier Tinguely

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-3
  3. The Economics of Innovation

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      Pages 5-6
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  4. The Nature of the Innovation Process and the New Geography of Innovation

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  5. The Distribution of Inventive Activity — Evidence from Patent Data in Switzerland and Focus on the Basel Pharmaceutical Cluster

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 236-305

About this book


Innovation is the main engine of competitiveness. However, in a world in which everything goes faster, the inherent nature of the innovation process has changed. This book assesses both the theoretically and empirically intertwined relationship between innovation, clusters and multinational enterprises in today's economy.


cluster geography innovation Invention Switzerland

Authors and affiliations

  • Xavier Tinguely
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  1. 1.University of FribourgSwitzerland

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