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Innovation System Frontiers

Cluster Networks and Global Value

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Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Brian Wixted
    Pages 1-12
  3. Brian Wixted
    Pages 13-32
  4. Brian Wixted
    Pages 33-58
  5. Brian Wixted
    Pages 59-87
  6. Brian Wixted
    Pages 89-106
  7. Brian Wixted
    Pages 107-124
  8. Brian Wixted
    Pages 125-146
  9. Brian Wixted
    Pages 147-163
  10. Brian Wixted
    Pages 165-190
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 205-226

About this book


Recent economic transformations in the world economy are progressing in two divergent directions – international production fragmentation and industrial agglomeration. Based on extensive data analysis and using models of interdependencies between key economies, this book analyses innovation systems that cross national borders. It is shown that technological complexity is an important factor in the formation of highly specific production networks, and why, for a number of production systems, fragmentation and clustering are two sides of the same coin. By outlining the picture of a world economy structured around networks of clusters and joined together through systems of linkages of components, people and knowledge flows, the author helps to promote a better understanding of recent economic transformations.


Economic Geography Economic Integration Fragmentation Import Industrial Networking agglomeration innovation transformation

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovation System Frontiers
  • Book Subtitle Cluster Networks and Global Value
  • Authors Brian Wixted
  • Series Title Advances in Spatial Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advances in Spatial Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-92785-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-10086-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-92786-0
  • Series ISSN 1430-9602
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 226
  • Number of Illustrations 39 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
    R & D/Technology Policy
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From the reviews:

“The aim of the book is to contribute with new theoretical and empirical insights to the concept of innovation systems by pushing at the frontiers of this specific knowledge area and to focus on geographic space that have been rigid in the literature to separate one innovation system from another. … The book is well structured and easy to follow. … a good source of inspiration for entrepreneurs (or innovators), economic geographers and trade analysts.” (Peter Warda, Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 91 (1), March, 2012)