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Knowledge Flows, Technological Change and Regional Growth in the European Union


Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

About this book


The book provides conceptual and empirical insights into the complex relationship between knowledge flows and regional growth in the EU. The author critically scrutinizes and enhances the RIS (Regional Innovation System) approach, discussing innovation as a technological, institutional and evolutionary process. Moreover, she advances the ongoing discourse on the role of space and technological proximity in the process of innovation and technological externalities. The book closes with an investigation of the role of technological change and knowledge spillovers in the dynamic growth and “catching-up” of EU regions. ​

“Knowledge Flows, Technological Change and Regional Growth in the European Union” focuses on the identification of the elements explaining the linkages between knowledge flows and regional growth. With a critical approach to RIS theory and the need to move to an evolutionary approach to regional innovation systems, the book offers new insights into the complex relationship between space, knowledge and economic growth in the multifaceted European regions.

Roberta Capello, Professor of Regional Economics, Politecnico of Milan, Past President of RSAI



European Union Knowledge flows Regional growth Regional innovation systems Technological change

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  1. 1.Kozminski UniversityWarsawPoland

About the authors

Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn is an Assistant Professor in Kozminski University in Warsaw; a researcher  in the Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research Center (TIGER) and a postdoctoral Visiting Fellow at the Center for European Studies of Harvard University and the Institute of Urban and Regional Development of the Berkeley University of California (2008 and 2009). She is an author of numerous scientific publications and an expert in EU funded research projects related to knowledge economy, information society and international competitiveness.

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