Making Connections: Technological Learning and Regional Economic Change

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Edward J. Malecki, Päivi Oinas
Ashgate, 1999 - Business & Economics - 282 pages
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The book provides empirical analysis from both core and peripheral regions, highlighting the similarities and the differences of "making connections" under different societal conditions. The first part explores the basis of innovation and of learning as the fundamental ways in which firms adapt to new conditions. Whilst the second partdeals with relationships that firms form with other firms and different sources of knowledge enable them to develop competitive capabilities amid changing technologies and markets. The sequence of topics, from theory to local and nonlocal links to recent attempts to build and expand connections, brings the reader through the full range of relevant experience. The contributors to this volume include experts representing a dozen countries so their research provides a more global and comprehensive picture of connections than has been the case in previously published research.

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Spatial Innovation Systems
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The Process
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Innovation and the City
61
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