© 1997

Innovative Behaviour in Space and Time

  • Cristoforo S. Bertuglia
  • Silvana Lombardo
  • Peter Nijkamp

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Overviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cristoforo S. Bertuglia, Silvana Lombardo, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 3-16
    3. Evert Jan Davelaar, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 17-40
    4. Amnon Frenkel, Daniel Shefer
      Pages 41-63
    5. Karmeshu, V. P. Jain
      Pages 64-74
  3. Theories and Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Domenico Campisi, Agostino La Bella, Paolo Mancuso, Alberto Nastasi
      Pages 77-95
    3. Mario Lucertini, Daniela Telmon
      Pages 96-117
    4. Claudia Azzini, Cristoforo S. Bertuglia, Giovanni A. Rabino
      Pages 118-143
    5. Silvana Lombardo, Sylvie Occelli
      Pages 144-171
    6. Dino Martellato
      Pages 172-182
    7. Geoffrey J. D. Hewings, Philip R. Israilevich, Michael Sonis, Graham R. Schindler
      Pages 183-212
    8. Maryann P. Feldman, Aydan S. Kutay
      Pages 239-250
  4. Empirical Studies and Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Kingsley E. Haynes, Fred Y. Phillips, Nitin S. Pandit, Carlos R. Arieira
      Pages 253-275
    3. Marina van Geenhuizen, Peter Nijkamp
      Pages 276-290

About this book


In the past decade there has been growing recognition that economic development is not mainly exogenously determined but, to a large extent, is a transformation process induced and governed by economic actors who respond to competitive, institutional and political challenge. This 'challenge and response' model is increasingly accepted as a valid analytical framework in modem growth theory and also explains the popularity of endogenous growth approaches to technological innovation issues. However, a major and as yet largely under-researched topic is the question of the diffusion and adoption of new technological changes in the context of space-time dynamics. This diffusion and adoption pattern has obviously clear spatial and temporal variations connected with behavioural responses which may vary over time and different locations. This means that a closer analysis of spatio-temporal opportunities and impediments is necessary in order to fully map the complex interactions of technology and economy in space and time. This volume sets out to bring together a collection of original contributions commissioned by the editors to highlight the spatio-temporal patterns and backgrounds of the diffusion and adoption of new technologies. Some are in the nature of a survey, others.have a modelling background and again others are case studies. The contributions originate from different countries and different disciplines. This book is complementary to a previously published volume on technological innovation, Technological Change, Economic Development and Space, edited by C.S. Bertuglia, M.M. Fischer and G. Preto, and also published by Springer-Verlag (1995).


Regionales Wirtschaftswachstum Technologische Innovation agglomeration economic transformation economy growth network organization production regional development regional economic growth technological innovation transport urban milieu Ökonomische Transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristoforo S. Bertuglia
    • 1
  • Silvana Lombardo
    • 2
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecniche per i Processi di InsediamentoPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Pianificazione Territoriale ed UrbanisticaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”RomaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Spatial EconomicsFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovative Behaviour in Space and Time
  • Editors Cristoforo S. Bertuglia
    Silvana Lombardo
    Peter Nijkamp
  • Series Title Advances in Spatial Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-62542-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64524-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-60720-2
  • Series ISSN 1430-9602
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 437
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
    Geography, general
    Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
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