The Role of Underlying Socio-Economic Conditions

  • Riccardo CrescenziEmail author
  • Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


The exploratory analysis pursued in Chap. 3 has shown that the economic success of EU regions in an innovation-based model of sustainable economic growth depends on their capability to produce and access innovation. The uneven geographical distribution of R&D activities has been shown to be a localised source of competitive advantage for some areas rather than others.


Labour Force Knowledge Spillover Innovative Activity Human Capital Accumulation Innovative Effort 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geography and EnvironmentLondon School of EconomicsLondonUK
  2. 2.IMDEA Social SciencesMadridSpain

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