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Regional Innovation Systems : The Role of Governances in a Globalized World - Philip Cooke

Regional Innovation Systems

The Role of Governances in a Globalized World

By: Philip Cooke (Editor), Martin Heidenreich (Editor), Hans-Joachim Braczyk (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th April 2004
ISBN: 9780415303682
Number Of Pages: 464

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The first edition of Regional Innovation Systems introduced a newly developed theoretical and empirical construct as a means of planning and analysing industrial development on a regional scale. Since 1995, when the first edition was commissioned, there has been a worldwide innovation-led boom and subsequent slump, meaning enormous change has occurred in regional economies. The new edition registers this change and provides an interesting test of the robustness of the original arguments in the book. Not least, more industrial policy making is influenced by the RIS analysis, and many national and regional governments have adopted RIS approaches, along with related instruments like promotion of industry clusters, academic entrepreneurship, regional venture capital and science-led development strategies. Set within a broadly evolutionary economics perspective, accounts are given of the system interactions occurring between firms and the innovation support infrastructure. Cases are drawn worldwide from Asia, North America and Europe and include a new case study on Slovenia.

List of contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
List of abbreviationsp. xvi
Introduction: Regional innovation systems--an evolutionary approachp. 1
Informal and Market-driven Co-ordination: Grassroots Between Local and Global Reachp. 19
The remarkable resilience of the industrial districts of Tuscanyp. 21
South-East Brabant: a regional innovation system in transitionp. 44
The changing institutional structure and performance of the Catalan innovation systemp. 63
Ontario's regional innovation system: the evolution of knowledge-based institutional assetsp. 91
Network-like Governances: Driving Forces, Modes of Cohesion and Means of Regional Polityp. 125
Escaping path dependency: the case of Tampere, Finlandp. 127
Learning in the village economy of Denmark: the role of institutions and policy in sustaining competitivenessp. 154
The Baden-Wurttemberg production and innovation regime: past successes and new challengesp. 186
The regional innovation system in Wales: evolution or eclipse?p. 214
Industrial clusters and the governance of change: lessons from North Rhine-Westphaliap. 234
The Leviathan Approach: Steering Innovation and Growth in Interregional Contexts by the Statep. 259
Regional innovation systems in the less-favoured region of Japan: the case of Tohokup. 261
Innovative milieu and co-operation networks: state initiatives and partnership for restructuring in Singaporep. 291
Regional innovation support systems in South Korea: the case of Gyeonggip. 327
Slovenia: a fragmented innovation system?p. 344
Conclusion: the dilemmas of regional innovation systemsp. 363
Appendixp. 390
Bibliographyp. 395
Indexp. 434
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ISBN: 9780415303682
ISBN-10: 0415303680
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 8th April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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