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The New Geography of Innovation

Clusters, Competitiveness and Theory


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Xavier Tinguely
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Economics of Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-6
    2. Xavier Tinguely
      Pages 7-23
    3. Xavier Tinguely
      Pages 24-51
    4. Xavier Tinguely
      Pages 52-70
  4. The Nature of the Innovation Process and the New Geography of Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-72
    2. Xavier Tinguely
      Pages 86-108
  5. The Distribution of Inventive Activity — Evidence from Patent Data in Switzerland and Focus on the Basel Pharmaceutical Cluster

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 236-305

About this book


Innovation is the main engine of competitiveness. However, in a world in which everything goes faster, the inherent nature of the innovation process has changed. This book assesses both the theoretically and empirically intertwined relationship between innovation, clusters and multinational enterprises in today's economy.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of FribourgSwitzerland

About the authors

Xavier Tinguely holds a PhD in Economics (magna cum laude) from the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His work was rewarded by the 2012 grant of the Foundation for the 25th anniversary of the Swiss Bank Corporation. In 2012 Tinguely was appointed Visiting Research Scholar at the Fox School of Business of Temple University in Philadelphia, USA, and received a fellowship for promising young Swiss scientist by the Swiss National Science Foundation. During his time as researcher at the Centre for Competitiveness of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Tinguely contributed to several publications in the field of international business and private mandates on regional competitiveness.

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