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ICT and Regional Economic Dynamics: A Literature Review

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  • Charlie Karlsson

    (Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies)

  • Gunther Maier

    () (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

  • Michaela Trippl

    () (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

  • Iulia Siedschlag

    () (ESRI)

  • Gavin Murphy

    () (ESRI)

Abstract

The objective of this report 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 macro and micro perspectives, 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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  • Charlie Karlsson & Gunther Maier & Michaela Trippl & Iulia Siedschlag & Gavin Murphy, 2010. "ICT and Regional Economic Dynamics: A Literature Review," JRC Working Papers JRC59920, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
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