Sources of Increasing Returns and Regional Innovation in the UK
AbstractThis empirical paper investigates the impact of different sources of increasing returns on firm innovative behaviour in different regions of the uk. Of the different sources of increasing returns, the impact of intermediation and the emergence of specialised markets on the probability of innovation is of particular interest to this analysis. The existing literature on regional development in the uk strongly suggests that the south east has many features that may characterise an economy growing with a greater division of labour. These are less evident in the industrial heartland region of northern england. Other influences on innovation such as the impact of regional public r&d and dynamic economies to scale due to learning within a firm are also considered.
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regional economics; production analysis and firm location; technological change; publicly provided goods; business services;
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- Suma Athreye & David Keeble, 2002. "Sources of Increasing Returns and Regional Innovation in the UK," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(4), pages 345-357.
- Suma Athreye & David Keeble, 2001. "Sources of Increasing Returns and Regional Innovation in the UK," Open Discussion Papers in Economics 30, The Open University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
- R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General
- R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
- H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
- L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services
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