Technological Change and Regional Development in Europe

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Ludwig Schätzl, Javier Revilla Diez
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 22, 2002 - Business & Economics - 421 pages
This book presents the findings of the extensive research progrannne funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council) and entitled 'Technological Change and Regional Development in Europe'. The goal of this programme was to carry out research by means of empirical surveys into the relationship between technological change and regional development. Over a period of six years, a total of 50 research projects have been undertaken in three phases, each lasting two years. This research programme has succeeded in actively involving leading German regional scientists from many universities as well as non-university research institutions. In addition, numerous research projects were carried out in close co-operation with internationally renowned partners. We should like to express our gratitude for the support provided by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Without their financial backing of the research programme, it would not have been possible to undertake such an ambitious project. Thanks also go to the contributors of this volume for their willingness to participate in our joint project. We wish in addition to acknowledge the contribution of Prof. Dr. Philip Cooke whose refereeing of the chapters has enhanced the quality of the work presented here. Finally, our thanks go to Angela Spence for her expert editorial assistance, linguistic editing and the preparation of the Index, and also Franco Vaio for taking care of the technical aspects and production of the final copy. Their combined efforts have been crucial for successfully bringing together contributions from so many different authors in a single volume.
 

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Contents

Technological Change and Regional Development in Europe An Introduction
1
Innovation and Regional Development
7
The Spatial Pattern of Invention Activities in West Germany 19921994
9
RD Localised Knowledge Spillovers and Endogenous Regional Growth Evidence from Germany
28
Spatial Structural Change Evidence and Prospects
43
Machinery and Productivity A Comparison of East and West German Manufacturing Plants
61
The Effect of Internationalisation on the Rate of Growth of HighTech StartUps Evidence for the UK and Germany
74
Survival Growth and Interfirm Collaboration of StartUp Companies in High Technology Industries A Case Study of Upper Bavaria
90
The Biotech Region of Munich and the Spatial Organisation of its Innovation Networks
233
Organisational Innovations in Different Systems of Innovation A Comparison of Germany and UK
250
Environmental Management in Manufacturing Industry A Comparison Between British and German Firms
273
Sectoral Studies
293
Innovations and Regional Development Human Capital and Knowledge Transfer as Driving Forces for Spatial Clustering in the Semiconductor Indus...
295
Correlation Between the Innovative Behaviour of Biotech Firms and Regional Development
311
Locational Effects of Innovations in Information and Communications Technology on Food Retailing in Germany
324
Technological Change in the German Packaging Industry Structure Behaviour and Performance
347

Are There Too Many Innovation Centres in Germany?
112
The Network Paradigm and Regional Development
133
The Regional Impact of Innovation Networks
135
Innovation Activities and Networks in Metropolitan Systems of Innovation Empirical Findings from Barcelona Vienna and Stockholm
156
Networking of Small Firms Is the Region a Knowledge Source for Innovation?
174
RD CoOperation Between Public Research Institutions Magnitude Motives and Spatial Dimension
199
Creative Milieus and Regional Networks Local Strategies and Implementation in Case Studies in Bavaria
211
The Changing Organisation of Production in the European Horticultural Sector and the Influence of Technology
368
How Culture Determines Regional Economic Trajectories The Changing Landscape of European Costume Jewellery Production
388
List of Figures
405
List of Tables
409
Subject Index
413
List of Contributors
419
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