Editorial Introduction: Space in Action: Action in Space

  • Peter NijkampEmail author
  • Karima Kourtit
  • Robert Stimson
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


In recent years we have observed an avalanche of studies in regional growth and innovation. Numerous articles and books have addressed the driving forces of innovations and their impact on regional development. There is clearly a variety of approaches, ranging e.g. from shift-share analyses to theoretically-instigated spatial equilibrium analyses. Geographical scale levels appear to differ as well: we observe micro-based (individual) research and meso-modelling efforts.


Human Capital Innovative Firm Proximity Relation Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis Endogenous Regional Growth 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Spatial EconomicsVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Australian Urban Research Infrastructure NetworkUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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