Originally published in 1988, this book explores how new technologies, industrial innovation and the growth of high technology industry have affected regional employment and economic change in different European countries. It discusses the factors which make some areas better suited than others to the development of the new industries, emphasising how fuctional integration and dependence upon highly-qualified manpower tend to concentrate these industries in particular locations. Attempts to encourage innovation and the development of high technology industry in old industrial areas are discussed, with particular reference to the role of large firms, training programmes and government policies.
Table of Contents
1. High Technology Industry and Innovative Environments in Europe: An Overview P. Aydalot and D. Keeble 2. Technological Trajectories and Regional Innovation in Europe P. Aydalot 3. Functional Integration and Locational Shifts in New Technology Industry R. Camagni 4. High-Technology Industry and Local Environments in the UK D. Keeble 5. Local Innovation and Large Firm Strategies in Europe C. Pottier 6. Technological Clusters and Regional Economic Restructuring G. Loinger 7. New Technologies, Local Synergies and Regional Policies in Europe J-C. Perrin 8. Economic and Territorial Conditions for Indigenous Revival in Europe's Industrial Regions D. Maillat and J-Y. Vasserot 9. Local Employment, Training Structures and New Technologies in Traditional Industrial Regions: European Comparisons M. Alaluf and A. Vanheerswynghels 10. Development Theory, Technological Change and Europe's Frontier Regions R. Ratti 11. The Role of Innovations in Regional Economic Restructuring in Eastern Europe E. Glugiewicz and B. Gruchman
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