Innovation Governance in an Open Economy: Shaping Regional Nodes in a Globalized World

1st Edition

Annika Rickne, Staffan Laestadius, Henry Etzkowitz

Routledge
Published July 17, 2014
Reference - 324 Pages
ISBN 9781138792166 - CAT# Y168860
Series: Regions and Cities

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Summary

In an increasingly globalised world, paradoxically regional innovation clusters have moved to the forefront of attention as a strategy for economic and social development. Transcending international success cases, like Silicon Valley and Route 128, as sources of lessons, successful high tech clusters in niche areas have had a significant impact on peripheral regions. Are these successful innovation clusters born or made? If they are subject to planning and direction, what is the shape that it takes: top down, bottom up or lateral?

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