Regionalisation of Globalised Innovation: Locations for advanced industrial development and disparities in participation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Regionalisation of Globalised Innovation

Locations for advanced industrial development and disparities in participation, 1st Edition

Edited by Ulrich Hilpert


272 pages

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Hardback: 9780415217309
pub: 2003-10-23
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While processes of innovation are increasingly realised globally, they can also take a highly regionalised expression. In this book, the global networks that link regions are set against the local aspects of innovation. With contributions from international experts, this book examines local 'Islands of Innovation' where research and industrial expertise are concentrated, along with areas where traditional industrial regions have passed through a process of innovative restructuring.


'Should be recommended to both academics and policy makers who work in the area of regional innovation and development.' - Dr Theodoros Papaioannou, Technovation

'Overall this book convincingly shows how most current Islands of Innovation are located in the old industrial spaces and have been able to successfully redefine their industrial history through new products and technologies.' - Stijn Oosterlynck, University of Lancaster, UK

About the Editor

Ulrich Hilpert is Professor and Chair of Comparative Government at Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena. His major research fields are comparative European-American studies in the role of government policies for techno-industrial innovation, restructuring, environmental technologies, globalisation and regional development.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

In an increasingly interdependent world, many of the most important issues are driven by economic forces. This series applies newly developed economic techniques to some of the most pressing contemporary problems. The aim of the series is to demonstrate the relevance of modern economic theory to the modern world economy, and to provide key reading for researchers and policy-makers.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography