Innovation and the Growth of Cities

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E. Elgar, Jan 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 247 pages
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'Acs's book demonstrates the link between entrepreneurship, geographic proximity and economic growth. It identifies the missing links from a wide range of viewpoints and with a modern empirical flavor. It shows that a proper environment is needed for the idea to start a firm and to contribute to the economic development of this environment. Acs provides vital reading for academics and policymakers aiming to understand the role of spillovers and clusters when explaining the growth of cities. He captures the essence of the economic dynamics of cities in the modern economy.' - Roy Thurik, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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Zoltan J. Acs is the Doris E. and Robert V. McCurdy Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Robert G. Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore, USA and at the US Bureau of the Census.

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