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The Spatial-Institutional Architecture of Innovative Behaviour

  • Eric VazEmail author
  • Teresa de Noronha
  • Peter Nijkamp
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Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Abstract

Over the past few decades, social scientists have developed a worldwide interest in the driving forces and socio-economic impacts of innovation and entrepreneurship (see Nijkamp 2009a, b; Stimson et al. 2006). Innovation has turned out to be a critical parameter of human intelligence and of the cognitive ability of human kind. Nowadays, both factors are considered to be the major drivers of socio-economic and technological change, able to stimulate the continuous production of new products or processes. To persuade society to continuously adopt such changes requires a systematic and integrative combination of knowledge assets managed within a framework of institutions, regulations, and some kind of socio-cognitive mechanisms (Hall et al. 2005).

Keywords

Voronoi Diagram Technological Learning Innovative Firm Innovative Behaviour Technological Regime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada
  2. 2.CIEO – Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational DynamicsUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Spatial EconomicsVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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