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Metropolitan Innovation Systems

Theory and Evidence from Three Metropolitan Regions in Europe

Benefits

  • Presents the findings of a comparative study of three European regions based on the innovation systems concept

  • The heart of the work consists of empirical studies carefully designed and developed in order to identify the main actors and mechanisms supporting technological innovation in each of the metropolitan regions

  • Broad research coverage makes it invaluable reading for researchers & professionals

Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Manfred M. Fischer, Javier Revilla Diez, Folke Snickars
    Pages 1-21
  3. Manfred M. Fischer, Javier Revilla Diez, Folke Snickars
    Pages 23-61
  4. Manfred M. Fischer, Javier Revilla Diez, Folke Snickars
    Pages 63-112
  5. Manfred M. Fischer, Javier Revilla Diez, Folke Snickars
    Pages 113-163
  6. Manfred M. Fischer, Javier Revilla Diez, Folke Snickars
    Pages 165-176
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 177-272

About this book

Introduction

This book presents the fmdings of a comparative study of three European metropolitan regions: Vienna, Barcelona and Stockholm. The heart of the work consists of empirical studies carefully designed and developed in order to identify the main actors and mechanisms supporting technological innovation in each of the metropolitan regions. The authors have also highlighted the similarities and differences across regions and countries, investigating how these came to be, and discussing the possible implications. The introductory as well as the concluding Chapter was written by Manfred M. Fischer who, assisted by Attila Varga, was also responsible for Chapter 2 on the Metropolitan Region of Vienna. Javier Revilla Diez contributed Chapter 3 on the Barcelona Metropolitan Region. Folke Snickars has provided Chapter 4 which examines the Metropolitan Region of Stockholm and. All authors have reviewed and commented on the whole contents so that the volume represents a collective endeavour which has been rendered as homogeneous as possible. A particular effort has been made to ensure that the study is based on a common conceptual framework.

Keywords

Barcelona Innovation Metropolitan region Stockholm System Vienna comparative study metropolitan regions networks

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economic Geography & GeoinformaticsVienna University of Economics and Business AdministrationViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Economic GeographyUniversity of HannoverHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Department of Regional PlanningRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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