1st Edition

Innovation Drivers and Regional Innovation Strategies

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    In the global economy, regional development and innovation are increasingly an imperative to increase the competitive edge of EU economies. While European regions are different in many ways, the innovation capacity of regions, clusters and firms is what makes them capable of building up new and diversified pathways for sustainable growth.

    For this reason, Innovation Drivers and Regional Innovation Strategies looks to analyze different knowledge drivers (e.g. entrepreneurial or policy-orientation; scientific and practice-based knowledge modes; institutional innovation support) that influence the innovative and competitive capacity of regions, clusters and firms in Europe. The aim of this volume is to develop an in-depth understanding of these drivers and their implications for the way in which regional and cluster growth may be upgraded.

    Innovation Drivers and Regional Innovation Strategies examines the construction of new innovation pathways for regions and clusters in different geographical contexts. The main themes are cluster evolution, regional innovation systems and business innovation modes and capabilities. The objectives are centred on exploring the logic and mechanisms that can be activated as a means to promote innovation and competitiveness within regions and, within these, across and within firms.

    Aimed at researchers and academics in the field, this is a thoughtful and innovative new volume that helps define the academic debate.

    1. Innovation Drivers and Regional Innovation Strategies: Territorial and Business Insights Rune Dahl-Fitjar, M. Davide Parrilli and Andrés Rodriguez-Pose Part 1: Regional Innovation 2. Identification of Regions with Less Developed Research and Innovation Systems Michaela Trippl, Bjørn Asheim, and Johan Miörner 3. Innovation Gaps: A Typology for Spain Xabier Alberdi-Pons, Juan José Gibaja-Martins, and Mario Davide Parrilli 4. Path Development in Different Regional Innovation Systems: A Conceptual Analysis Arne Isaksen and Michaela Trippl 5. Mechanisms of Innovation-based Cluster Transformation Zsuzsanna Vincze and Jukka Teras 6. What about Disruptions in Clusters? Retaking a Missing Debate Jose Luis Hervas-Oliver Part 2: Business Innovation 7. Building High-tech Clusters? The Case of the Competitiveness Cluster ‘Secure Communicating Solutions’ in the French Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region Christian Longhi 8. The Role of Open Innovation-oriented Strategies in the Innovation Performance of Mechanical Engineering Start-up Firms in Northern Italy Silvia Sedita and Roberta Apa 9. Firm Collaboration and Modes of Innovation in Norway Rune Dahl-Fitjar and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose 10. University Collaboration for Sustainable Competitive Advantage: A Resource Based Perspective Martin Gjelsvik and Rune Dahl-Fitjar 11. Business Innovation Modes: A Review from a Country Perspective M. Davide Parrilli, Rune Dahl Fitjar, and Andrés Rodríguez Pose


    Mario Davide Parrilli is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Bournemouth, UK.

    Rune Dahl Fitjar is Professor of Innovation Studies at the UiS Business School, University of Stavanger, Norway.

    Andrés Rodríguez-Pose is a Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics, UK.