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A relational approach to the geography of innovation: a typology of regions

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  • Rosina Moreno

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

  • Ernest Miguélez

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona)

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The aim of this study was to devise a method for computing a composite indicator that measures the regional degree of exposure to external knowledge sources. On the basis of this indicator, we propose a typology of regions according to their potential capacity to access extra-local items of knowledge, which might help them to recombine complementary elements of such an asset to produce a higher number of new ideas. Building on various research streams that have been relatively independent to date, we summarize a non-exhaustive instrumental list of recent studies that motivates our approach and the construction of our complex indicator, which can be used to appraise the extent to which each region is in an optimal position to access external innovative resources.

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Paper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 201121.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
Date of revision: Oct 2011
Handle: RePEc:ira:wpaper:201121

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Keywords: knowledge networking regions; knowledge diffusion; formal; informal; European regions. JEL classification:B41; C8; O18; O31; O33; R0;

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