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Economía del conocimiento, ciudad y competitividad


  • Joan Trullén

    () (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Josep Lladós
  • Rafael Boix

    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)


Desde finales de los años 80’s, Barcelona se convierte en una metrópolis internacional en la que se concentra el grueso de la competitividad exterior de la economía española. Hasta el momento, el esfuerzo para comprender las razones por las cuales la economía de Barcelona ha conseguido esta posición tan destacada son de naturaleza fundamentalmente urbana. En diferentes investigaciones se ha subrayado la existencia de factores territoriales de competitividad específicos: proximidad a los mercados europeos, expansión del área metropolitana, y existencia de economías externas de naturaleza territorial como son las economías de localización, de urbanización y de red. En el presente trabajo destacamos que el nuevo modelo económico de Barcelona presenta también otra característica propia de las ciudades y las economías más avanzadas. Se trata del cambio de su base productiva hacia una dirección fundamental: el impulso de la economía del conocimiento. El objetivo es averiguar hasta qué punto los cambios detectados en la forma de producir y en la localización de la actividad económica se relacionan con el crecimiento de las actividades densas en conocimiento, y si en el éxito internacional del modelo de Barcelona existen razones asociadas a la progresión de las actividades de tecnología e intensidad de conocimientos más elevada.

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  • Joan Trullén & Josep Lladós & Rafael Boix, 2002. "Economía del conocimiento, ciudad y competitividad," Working Papers wp0207, Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.
  • Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wp0207

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    1. Luciana Lazzeretti & Rafael Boix & Francesco Capone, 2008. "Do creative industries cluster? Mapping Creative Local Production Systems in Italy," Working Papers wpdea0805, Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.
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    Economía del conocimiento; Economía urbana; Indicadores urbanos; Competitividad;

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    • O0 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - General
    • R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General


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