Titel: Innovation Clusters and Interregional Competition
Sprachen: Deutsch Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Johannes Bröcker, Dirk Dohse, Rüdiger Soltwedel
1. Juli 2003 - gebunden - VIII
Empirical evidence about cluster building, the emphasis of new growth theory on innovation, the recent interest in economic geography and the high pressure on politicians to establish favourable conditions for attracting dynamic industries have triggered a wave of research during the last decade, trying to understand more deeply why, how and where clusters emerge, and what factors determine their respective success or failure. In this volume the world's leading experts contribute to our understanding of regional innovation, cluster formation and the factors influencing regional productivity and innovative performance. It provides a timely and comprehensive picture on innovation, location, networks and clusters as important means in an environment of intensifying interregional competition.
1 Clusters and Competition as Engines of Innovation- An Introduction.- I: Geography and Innovation.- 2 Globalization, Innovation and the Strategic Management of Places.- 3 Regional Innovation and Learning Systems, Clusters, and Local and Global Value Chains.- 4 Networks and Technological Change in Regional Clusters.- 5 How and Why Does the Efficiency of Regional Innovation Systems Differ?.- II: The Anatomy of Clusters.- 6 Regional Clusters: What We Know and What We Should Know.- 7 The Demography of Clusters-Findings from the Cluster Meta-Study.- 8 Drivers of Economic Growth: The Role of Innovative Clusters.- III: Identifying Agglomeration Economies.- 9 Productivity and the Density of Regional Clusters.- 10 The Agglomeration Wage Differential Reconsidered: An Investigation Using German Micro Data 1984-1997.- 11 Skills and Clusters.- IV: The Role of Institutions.- 12 Corporate Governance of Cluster Development Agencies: The Case for Market Orientation.- 13 Unions, Innovation and Scale.- 14 Big Government in a Small World: The Effect of Public Expenditure on Economic Growth.- 15 Economic Innovations Depend on Political Innovations: On Deregulating the Political Process.- V: Cluster-based Innovation Policies.- 16 Territorial Competition: Lessons for (Innovation) Policy.- 17 New Firms, Regional Development and the Cluster Approach- What Can Technology Policies Achieve?.- 18 Taking Regions Seriously: Recent Innovations in German Technology Policy.- List of Figures.- List of Tables.- List of Contributors.
From the reviews:
"This book represents an outgrowth from a 2001 international workshop on 'innovation clusters and interregional competition' ... . students of cluster-based economic development will find plenty of interesting material in this book. ... I rarely buy books these days, especially edited collections. However, I would probably make an exception for this piece. There is a good mix of theoretical, conceptual, empirical, and analytic perspectives ... . In short, this is one of the better edited collections I have seen in many years." (Alan MacPherson, Growth & Change, Vol. 35 (2), 2004)