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Applied Regional Growth and Innovation Models

  • Karima Kourtit
  • Peter Nijkamp
  • Robert Stimson


  • A collection of unique and operational regional growth and innovation models

  • Major emphasis on applied and advanced spatial-economic models

  • Review of various space-time modelling experiences?


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Peter Nijkamp, Karima Kourtit, Robert Stimson
    Pages 1-11
  3. Knowledge and Innovation in Space

  4. Human Capital and Regional Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Uwe Blien, Lutz Eigenhüller, Markus Promberger, Norbert Schanne
      Pages 109-137
    3. Valente J. Matlaba, Mark Holmes, Philip McCann, Jacques Poot
      Pages 139-172
    4. Fabian Böttcher, Annekatrin Niebuhr, Friso Schlitte, Javier Revilla Diez
      Pages 173-196
  5. Spatial Systems and Economic Development

About this book


Modern spatial-economic systems exhibit a high degree of dynamics as a result of technological progress, demographic evolution or global change. In the past decade, an avalanche of new regional economic growth and innovation models has been put forward. This volume contains a unique collection of operational models of a strong applied nature that may be seen as original landmarks in the rich tradition of spatial-economic growth modelling. The contributors are recognized experts from different parts of the world. ​


Applied Regional Modelling Innovation Regional Growth Space-Time Dynamics Spatial-Economic Modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Karima Kourtit
    • 1
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 2
  • Robert Stimson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Spatial EconomicsVU UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Spatial EconomicsVU UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Building and Planning Level 5 Architecture BuildingUniversity of Melbourne Faculty of Architecture,Parkville, VICAustralia

About the editors

Karima Kourtit is a researcher at the Department of Regional Economics at the VU University of Amsterdam. Her research interests cover creative industries, cultural heritage and strategic performance management.

Peter Nijkamp has a long-standing career as a regional scientist, with a strong modelling orientation. He has published extensively in the international literature on many regional, urban and transportation issues.

Robert Stimson conducts research and has taught in the fields of urban and regional analysis; urban and regional development and planning; spatial modelling and spatial information systems; human spatial behaviour; urban quality of urban life; housing research and policy; and the application of spatial analytic techniques and survey research methods to address socio-spatial phenomena.

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