The Emergence of the Knowledge Economy: A Regional Perspective

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susan M. Walcott, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The essays that compose this book, many by authors quite well known for previous work on related topics, grew out of conferences organized by the multidisciplinary Regional Science Association. Indeed, a primary stated aim of the collection is to pull together new insights from growth theory, economic geography, and innovation theory to bear on the common question of the role of innovative knowledge creation and diffusion on differential regional growth. Essays are divided fairly evenly into four sections dealing with: theory and measurement (a tricky but necessary combination); knowledge spillovers from university research (common but constricted); ICT (Information and Communication Technology) as a knowledge-intensive sectoral focus; and geographically disparate regional case studies from Canada, Japan, Norway, and Spain. In addition to the introduction, I have selected sample chapters from each of these sections for further discussion.

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Journal of Regional Science Vol. 44(2):367-400
Language: English
Date: 2004
Regional Science Association, book review, knowledge economy, essays

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