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The Diversity of European Regions and the Conditions for a Sustainable Economic Growth

  • Jean-Luc Gaffard
  • Michel Quéré
Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 9)

Abstract

We intend in this paper to understand the problems underlying the obvious empirical diversity of economic growth within European regions. More especially, the focus will be on the institutional and organisational determinants of this territorial diversity in a global context that exhibits nevertheless a continuous and sustained economic growth. In a first part, we discuss some analytical implications of this diversity and focus on an analytical framework aiming at defining the conditions at which a sustainable economic growth can be obtained for European regions. In a second part, we provide some empirical illustration, based on recent research financed by the MONITOR/FAST European programme.

Keywords

European Region Innovative Strategy Industrial District Innovative Firm Sustainable Economic Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Luc Gaffard
    • 1
  • Michel Quéré
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS-LATAPSESUniversité de Nice-Sophia-AntipolisFrance

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