IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Distinctive proximities : between implicit and explicit knowledge in ICT and biotechnology innovation


  • Philip Cooke


This paper reports upon ESRC-funded findings on regional innovation and knowledge spillovers arising from a research spotlighting UK ICT and biotechnology firms. It appraises the basic question as to whether UK firms in clusters perform better on growth and innovation indicators than similar firms not in clusters. It also offers an advance in our understanding of the persistence and conceivable reinforcement of an asymmetric economic geography of prosperity and accomplishment, in an evolving and intensifying knowledge economy, science-driven and otherwise technologically sophisticated economic activity that gives rise to demands upon industry organisation that reinforce collaborative activity among smaller knowledge-intensive businesses.

Suggested Citation

  • Philip Cooke, 2008. "Distinctive proximities : between implicit and explicit knowledge in ICT and biotechnology innovation," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(3), pages 381-409.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_083_0381

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: free

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: free


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Gavious, Ilanit & Hirsh, Nimrod & Kaufman, Dan, 2015. "Innovation in pyramidal ownership structures," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 13(C), pages 188-195.


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_083_0381. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jean-Baptiste de Vathaire). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.