© 1999

Innovation, Networks and Localities

  • Manfred M. Fischer
  • Luis Suarez-Villa
  • Michael Steiner
  • Addresses the relationship between technological innovation and networks in geographical space

  • International experts provide an excellent coverage of current conceptual and theoretical developments and valuable insights from both empirical and conceptual work

  • Provision of insights into the changing European context and comparative insights on the American case


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Innovation, Networks and Localities: An Introduction

    1. Manfred M. Fischer, Luis Suarez-Villa
      Pages 1-7
  3. Knowledge, Innovation and Technology Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Elsie L. Echeverri-Carroll, William Brennan
      Pages 28-49
    3. Denis Maillat, Nicolas Grosjean
      Pages 50-65
  4. Location of Knowledge-Based Activities and Spatial Patterns of Innovation

  5. Innovative Infrastructures, Technology Policies and Regional Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Maurice J. Oude Wansink, Hans Maks
      Pages 300-317
    3. Manfred M. Fischer, Luis Suarez-Villa, Michael Steiner
      Pages 318-322
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 323-338

About this book


The relationship between innovation, networks and localities is of central concern for many nations. However, despite increasing interest in the components of this research triangle, efforts in these fields are hampered by a lackofconceptual and empirical insights. This volume brings together contributions from a distinguished group of scholars working in different but related disciplines, and aims to provide a fresh look at this research triangle. The objective is to offer a concise overview of current developments and insights derived from recent studies in Europe and North America. All of the contributions are based on original research undertaken in the various regions and nations and are published here for the first time. We are grateful to all those who have contributed to this volume for their willingness to participate in the project. Without their co-operation this book would not have been possible. We should like, in addition, to thank Angela Spence for her careful linguistic editing and assistance in co-ordinating the production of the camera ready copy. Lastly, but not least, we wish to express our gratitude for support from our home institutions, and in particular the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Institute for Urban and Regional Research), the Austrian Ministry for Science and Transport, the Styrian Government (Section for Science and Research) and the Federation of Austrian Industry in Styria for the financial backing received. April 1999 Manfred M.


Europe Innovation Internet Knowledge Networks Netzwerke North America Regional Development Spatial Patterns Technologiepolitik Technology Policies Wissen information technology policy-making trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred M. Fischer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luis Suarez-Villa
    • 3
  • Michael Steiner
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Economic and Social GeographyUniversity of Economics and Business AdministrationViennaAustria
  2. 2.Austrian Academy of SciencesInstitute for Urban and Regional ResearchViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of Urban and Regional Planning School of Social EcologyUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA
  4. 4.Department of EconomicsUniversity of GrazGrazAustria
  5. 5.Joanneum ResearchInstitute of Technology and Regional PolicyGrazAustria

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