This chapter looks at the recent developments in economic geography theory and sets out to shed light on its contribution to the understanding of the dynamics of technological change. The replacement of the linear model with more sophisticated conceptualizations of the process of innovation has made it possible to account for persistent disparities in innovative performance across space and has motivated researchers to incorporate the role of space and places in the analysis of innovation processes. From the physical-metrical approach of geography as distance to the emphasis on specialization and diversification patterns (geography as economic place), institutional-relational factors, nonspatial proximities, and “integrated” frameworks, economic geography theory has substantially evolved in terms of its contribution to the understanding of technological dynamics with significant implications for the rationale, design, and implementation of innovation policies

Crescenzi, R. (2014). Changes in Economic Geography Theory and the Dynamics of Technological Change. In Fisher M.M. and Nijkamp P. (a cura di), Handbook of Regional Science (pp. 649-666). Berlin, Heidelberg and New York : Springer [10.1007/978-3-642-23430-9_35].

Changes in Economic Geography Theory and the Dynamics of Technological Change

CRESCENZI, RICCARDO
2014-01-01

Abstract

This chapter looks at the recent developments in economic geography theory and sets out to shed light on its contribution to the understanding of the dynamics of technological change. The replacement of the linear model with more sophisticated conceptualizations of the process of innovation has made it possible to account for persistent disparities in innovative performance across space and has motivated researchers to incorporate the role of space and places in the analysis of innovation processes. From the physical-metrical approach of geography as distance to the emphasis on specialization and diversification patterns (geography as economic place), institutional-relational factors, nonspatial proximities, and “integrated” frameworks, economic geography theory has substantially evolved in terms of its contribution to the understanding of technological dynamics with significant implications for the rationale, design, and implementation of innovation policies
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978-3-642-23430-9
Crescenzi, R. (2014). Changes in Economic Geography Theory and the Dynamics of Technological Change. In Fisher M.M. and Nijkamp P. (a cura di), Handbook of Regional Science (pp. 649-666). Berlin, Heidelberg and New York : Springer [10.1007/978-3-642-23430-9_35].
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