© 1998

Local and Regional Systems of Innovation

  • John de La Mothe
  • Gilles Paquet

Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. In Search of Conceptual Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xiii-xiii
  3. Conceptual Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Richard Florida
      Pages 19-28
    3. Tim Padmore, Hervey Gibson
      Pages 45-79
  4. International and Inter-Regional Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 80-80
    2. Zoltan J. Acs, Felix R. FitzRoy, Ian Smith
      Pages 111-124
    3. Helen Lawton Smith, David Keeble, Clive Lawson, Barry Moore, Frank Wilkinson
      Pages 125-148
  5. Perspectives on Canada’s Local and Regional Systems of Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. J. A. D. Holbrook, L. P. Hughes
      Pages 173-190
    3. Hans G. Schuetze
      Pages 191-209
    4. Meric S. Gertler, David A. Wolfe, David Garkut
      Pages 211-238
    5. Jeffrey Roy
      Pages 239-255
    6. Réjean Landry, Nabil Amara
      Pages 257-276

About this book


In an era of intense globalization, the critical role of the region as a center for economic development has sometimes been overlooked. Moreover, innovation is increasingly being recognized as being a critical driver of economic growth and development. However, innovation is no longer being seen as a function of research and development; nor is R&D being seen as being sufficient for the creation of technology-intensive industries and the valuable economic spillovers that result in high value-added jobs and exports. Indeed, much more than ever before, it is the combination of factors that contributes to innovation - ranging over skills, finance, production, user-producer linkages, the capacity of organizations to learn, and multilayered government policies - that make local regions the favorites of fortune.
Using an evolutionary economic perspective, and drawing on a range of disciplines and accomplished scholars, Local and Regional Systems of Innovation explores important issues at a conceptual, methodological and comparative level concerning how successful locations actually construct their comparative advantage.


Economic Development Forschung & Entwicklung economic growth growth innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • John de La Mothe
    • 1
  • Gilles Paquet
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Local and Regional Systems of Innovation
  • Editors John de la Mothe
    Gilles Paquet
  • Series Title Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-8287-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7538-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-5551-3
  • Series ISSN 1381-0480
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 342
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic Growth
    Innovation/Technology Management
    Industrial Organization
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking