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The Learning Region: Institutions, Innovation and Regional Renewal

In: The Learning Region


  • Kevin Morgan


The aim of this book is to present a much-needed conceptualization of ‘the learning region’. The editors scrutinize key concepts and issues surrounding this phenomenon, which are then discussed in the context of recent literature. This unique conceptualization of the learning region presents a state of the art exploration of theories. Leading scholars from across Europe, the USA and South Africa draw upon various disciplines to explain how regional actors perform regional learning.

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  • Kevin Morgan, 2007. "The Learning Region: Institutions, Innovation and Regional Renewal," Chapters, in: Roel Rutten & Frans Boekema (ed.),The Learning Region, chapter 5, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eechap:3519_5

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