Science and Technology Parks and Regional Economic Development

An International Perspective

  • Sara Amoroso
  • Albert N. Link
  • Mike Wright

About this book


This book is the first collection of scholarly writings on science and technology parks (STPs) that has an international perspective. It explores concrete ways to systematically collect information on public and private organizations related to their support of and activities in STPs, including incubation to start-up and scale-up, and collaborations with centers of knowledge creation. Rather than perpetuate the qualitative assessment of successful practices, the focus of this book is to present quantitative and qualitative evidence of the impact of STPs on regional development and to raise awareness on the importance of systematic data collection and analysis. Only through a systematic collection of data on fiscal identification numbers of companies, universities, and university spin-offs will it be possible to conduct current and especially future analyses on the impact of STPs on entrepreneurship, effectiveness of technology transfer, and regional economic development.  To this extent, the synergistic views of academics, representatives from STPs, and policy experts are crucial.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sara Amoroso
    • 1
  • Albert N. Link
    • 2
  • Mike Wright
    • 3
  1. 1.Joint Research CentreEuropean CommissionSevillaSpain
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA
  3. 3.Imperial College Business SchoolLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-30962-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-30963-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-3862
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-3870
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