Regional Economies as Knowledge Laboratories

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Philip N. Cooke, Andrea Piccaluga
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 241 pages
Aiming to contribute to the better understanding of theories and practices associated with knowledge regions, this book will appeal to a wide ranging audience, including regional and industrial economists, innovation scientists, academics and practitioner
 

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Contents

Strategic adaptation to the knowledge economy in less favoured regions a South Ostrobothnian University network as a case in point
1
Higher education and high intellectual unemployment does education matter? An interpretation and some critical perspectives
20
The geography of research collaboration theoretical considerations and stylized facts in biotechnology in Europe and the United States
38
Knowledge Intensive Business Services and regional development consultancy in city regions in Norway
58
The cluster as a nexus of knowledge creation
77
Knowledge life cycles inside local economic systems
93
Hightech industry clustering rationales the case of German biotechnology
117
Industryscience relationships as enhancing regional knowledge economies a comparative perspective from Japan and the UK
142
Placing Irelands transition to a knowledge economy within a global context
161
The spatial dimension of interfirm learning case study and conceptualization
181
Knowledge values and territory a case study
197
The knowledge economy a critical view
216
Conclusions regional economies as knowledge laboratories theories fashions and future steps
232
Index
239
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