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ICT Diffusion, Innovation Systems, Globalisation and Regional Economic Dynamics: Theory and Empirical Evidence

  • Charlie Karlsson

    (Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden)

  • Gunther Maier

    (University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria)

  • Michaela Trippl

    (University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria)

  • Iulia Siedschlag

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

  • Robert Owen

    (University of Nantes, France)

  • Gavin Murphy

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

The objective of this paper is to review the relevant theoretical and empirical literature to provide a conceptual and methodological background for the analysis of the consequences of ICT use and globalisation on the regional economies in the European Union. We highlight the key aspects of ICT as a general purpose technology, discuss the economic impacts of ICT diffusion from a macro as well as from a micro perspective, and examine the spatial consequences of ICT diffusion. We focus on regional innovation systems and globalisation in order to propose an organizing framework for the analysis of the impact of ICT diffusion on regional development.

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