Innovation In an Integrated Framework: A Europe-United States Comparative Analysis

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


In the first part of this book we have shown how different streams of literature – the linear model, the systems of innovation approach and the geographical analysis of the diffusion of knowledge spillovers – can be effectively combined into an “integrated” analytical framework, providing us with a more complex and perhaps realistic view on the territorial determinants of innovation and economic growth. This chapter is aimed, on the one hand, at further developing the “integrated framework” discussed so far by explicitly including into the picture specialisation and agglomeration processes and, on the other hand, at using this framework as a “common ground” to compare the drivers of innovation (and their geography) in Europe and in the United States.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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