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The Production of Collective Knowledge: Some Evidence from European Metropolitan Areas

Relying upon original empirical evidence gathered in 12 European metropolitan areas, this paper focuses on conditions characterizing the generation of localized technological knowledge. Complement arities relying upon favorable industrial and institutional conditions support collective learning, whichin turn emerges as the determinant in the generation of new knowledge. Technological knowledge emerges as a collective good both from a structural and a dynamic viewpoint. Knowledge production is the result of a process that relies upon diverse and yet interdependent knowledge bases, which are systematically accessed, accumulated and recombined through different interpolating processes. Implications for regional and local innovation systems are thusraised appreciating connectivity between the variety of knowledge producers, and therefore communication opportunities and communication channels as central concerns for knowledge-enhancing technology policy.

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Paper provided by University of Turin in its series Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis LEI & BRICK - Laboratory of Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Bureau of Research in Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio Carlo Alberto. WP series with number 200401.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2004
Handle: RePEc:uto:labeco:200401
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