Regional Development in the Knowledge Economy

Regional Development in the Knowledge Economy

Author: Philip Cooke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134215294

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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International contributors provide the first examination of the growing subject of regional knowledge-economy development. Illustrated by data and 'stylized' accounts, the international contributors chart the evolution of knowledge economies, questioning the way in which they work and criticize accepted theories and inform how places can cope in the knowledge economy. Based in concept on Cooke's Knowledge Economies (Routledge, 2002), Regional Development in the Knowledge Economy is a well-grounded work exploring this increasingly important theme with relevance to innovation systems and related economic development literature.

Regional Development in the Knowledge Economy

Regional Development in the Knowledge Economy

Author: Philip Cooke

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 0415578639

Category: Architecture

Page: 279

View: 584

International contributors provide the first examination of the growing subject of regional knowledge-economy development. Illustrated by data and 'stylized' accounts, the international contributors chart the evolution of knowledge economies, questioning the way in which they work and criticize accepted theories and inform how places can cope in the knowledge economy. Based in concept on Cooke's Knowledge Economies (Routledge, 2002), Regional Development in the Knowledge Economyis a well-grounded work exploring this increasingly important theme with relevance to innovation systems and related economic development literature.

Universities, Knowledge Transfer and Regional Development

Universities, Knowledge Transfer and Regional Development

Author: Attila Varga

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 1845429311

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

View: 329

'. . . this book contains a number of excellent chapters worthwhile reading. Therefore we would like to warmly recommend it to scholars as well as to students with an interest in this promising research field.' - Roland Andersson and Mats Wilhelmsson, Papers in Regional Science

Bright Satanic Mills

Bright Satanic Mills

Author: Alan Harding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317172420

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Recent years have seen a growing emphasis upon the need for universities to contribute to the economic, social and environmental well-being of the regions in which they are situated, and for closer links between the university and the region. This book brings together a cross-disciplinary and cross-national team of experts to consider the reasons for, and the implications of, the new relationship between universities and territorial development. Examining the complex interactions between the 'inner life' of the university and its external environment, it poses the question: 'Can the modern university manage the governance and balancing of these, sometimes conflicting, demands'? Against a backdrop of ongoing processes of globalization, there is growing recognition of the importance of sub-national development strategies - processes of regionalization, governmental decentralization and sub-national mobilization, that provide a context for universities to become powerful partners in the process of managing sub-national economic, social and environmental change. Allied to this, the continued evolution of the knowledge economy has freed up location decisions within knowledge-intensive industries, while paradoxically innovation in the production of goods and services has become still more 'tied' to locations that can nurture the human and intellectual capital upon which those industries rely. Thus cities and regions in which higher education services are concentrated have, or are thought to have, a competitive advantage. With universities facing ever increasing pressures of commercialization, which deepen the engagement between universities and external stakeholders, including those based in their localities, the tension between the university's academic (basic research and teaching) mission and external demands has never been greater. This book provides a long overdue analysis, bringing all the competing issues together, synthesizing the key conceptual debates and analyzing the way in which they have been experienced in different local, regional and national contexts and with what effects.

Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Grzegorz Gorzelak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136997181

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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This book provides an up-to-date assessment of the main processes and dilemmas of regional development and regional policy in the newer European Union Member States in Central and Eastern Europe and neighbouring countries. It highlights the difficulties of balancing the demands within the new Member States for rapid regional growth and development with, firstly, the demands of the European Union overall that restructuring and development should conform to the aims and principles of EU common policies; and, secondly, with budgetary constraints. The book covers a wide range of issues, including global and national challenges to regional convergence and cohesion; regional dynamics, city networks and border issues; the effectiveness of policy responses at national and European levels, including an assessment of policy experiences from outside the new Member States; and likely future developments.

Regional Economies as Knowledge Laboratories

Regional Economies as Knowledge Laboratories

Author: Philip N. Cooke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1845423399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 435

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 practitioners with an interest in knowledge and management organisation, regional scientists, economic geographers, and economic sociologists.

Regional Knowledge Economies

Regional Knowledge Economies

Author: Philip Cooke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781847206930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 201

This original and timely book presents the most comprehensive, empirically based analysis of clustering dynamics in the high-technology sector across liberal and co-ordinated market economies.

Foundations of the Knowledge Economy

Foundations of the Knowledge Economy

Author: Knut Ingar Westeren

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857937728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

View: 126

This book presents new evidence concerning the influential role of context and institutions on the relations between knowledge, innovation, clusters and learning. From a truly international perspective, the expert contributors capture the most interesting and relevant aspects of knowledge economy. They explore an evolutionary explanation of how culture can play a significant role in learning and the development of skills. Presenting new data and theory developments, this insightful book reveals how changes in the dynamics of knowledge influence the circumstances under which innovation occurs. It also examines cluster development in the knowledge economy, from regional to virtual space. This volume will prove invaluable to academics and researchers who are interested in exploring new ideas surrounding the knowledge economy. Those employed in consultant firms and the public sector, where an understanding of the knowledge economy is important, will also find plenty of relevant information in this enriching compendium.

Innovation, Regional Development and the Life Sciences

Innovation, Regional Development and the Life Sciences

Author: Kean Birch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317613824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

View: 986

The life sciences is an industrial sector that covers the development of biological products and the use of biological processes in the production of goods, services and energy. This sector is frequently presented as a major opportunity for policy-makers to upgrade and renew regional economies, leading to social and economic development through support for high-tech innovation. Innovation, Regional Development and the Life Sciences analyses where innovation happens in the life sciences, why it happens in those places, and what this means for regional development policies and strategies. Focusing on the UK and Europe, its arguments are relevant to a variety of countries and regions pursuing high-tech innovation and development policies. The book’s theoretical approach incorporates diverse geographies (e.g. global, national and regional) and political-economic forces (e.g. discourses, governance and finance) in order to understand where innovation happens in the life sciences, where and how value circulates in the life sciences, and who captures the value produced in life sciences innovation. This book will be of interest to researchers, students and policy-makers dealing with regional/local economic development.

Managing Service, Education and Knowledge Management in the Knowledge Economic Era

Managing Service, Education and Knowledge Management in the Knowledge Economic Era

Author: Ford Lumban Gaol

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351978163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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Managing Service, Education and Knowledge Management in the Knowledge Economic Era contains papers that were originally presented at the 2016 International Congress on Management and Technology in Knowledge, Service, Tourism & Hospitality (SERVE 2016), held 8-9 October 2016 & 20-21 October 2016, in Jakarta, Indonesia & at the Vladimir State University, Vladimir, Russia. The contributions deal with various interdisciplinary research topics, particularly in the fields of social sciences, education, economics and arts. The papers focus especially on such topics as language, cultural studies, economics, behavior studies, political sciences, media and communication, psychology and human development. These proceedings should be of interest to academics and professionals in the wider field of social sciences, including disciplines such as education, psychology, tourism and knowledge management.

The Emergence of the Knowledge Economy

The Emergence of the Knowledge Economy

Author: Zoltan J. Acs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540437223

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 760

Knowledge has in recent years become a key driver for growth of regions and nations. This volume empirically investigates the emergence of the knowledge economy in the late 20th century from a regional point of view. It first deals with the theoretical background for understanding the knowledge economy, with knowledge spillovers and development externalities. It then examines aspects of the relationship between knowledge inputs and innovative outputs in the information, computer and telecommunications sector (ICT) of the economy at the regional level. Case studies focusing on a wide variety of sectors, countries and regions finally illustrate important regional innovation issues.