Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Growth provides a timely, accessible review of our understanding of the complex links between innovation, entrepreneurship, geography and growth, and the ways in which they drive economic development. Contributions from leading experts in the field take a variety of theoretical, empirical and institutional angles, and importantly, they each operate at the interface between at least two of these key aspects.
The chapters are organized to reflect the shifts in our understanding of these relationships, which initially operated at the interface between micro and macroeconomic theoretical models; they were then developed econometrically using aggregate sectoral data, and have since rapidly been extended through the use of microeconometric and survey data to examine more disaggregated geographical and institutional aspects.
The result is a thorough roadmap of the range of issues addressed by research at the interface between these various aspects. The book also provides a reflection of the developments in our understanding of these relationships, and a discussion of the most profitable ways forward for enhancing our understanding of these issues in the future.
Notes on Contributors vii
1. Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Geography and Growth 1Philip McCann and Les Oxley
2. Theories of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the Business Cycle 5Simon C. Parker
3. The Transatlantic Productivity Gap: A Survey of the Main Causes 25Raquel Ortega–Argilés
4. A Survey of the Innovation Surveys 53Shangqin Hong, Les Oxley and Philip McCann
5. Knowledge Dynamics, Structural Change and the Geography of Business Services 79Tommaso Ciarli, Valentina Meliciani and Maria Savona
6. Multilevel Approaches and the Firm–Agglomeration Ambiguity in Economic Growth Studies 105Frank G. van Oort, Martijn J. Burger, Joris Knoben and Otto Raspe
7. A Relational Approach to the Geography of Innovation: A Typology of Regions 131Rosina Moreno and Ernest Miguélez
8. An Integrated Framework for the Comparative Analysis of the Territorial Innovation Dynamics of Developed and Emerging Countries 159Riccardo Crescenzi and Andrés Rodr yguez–Pose
9. Regional Innovation Systems within a Transitional Context: Evolutionary Comparison of the Electronics Industry in Shenzhen and Dongguan Since the Opening of China 177Wenying Fu, Javier Revilla Diez and Daniel Schiller