The Diversity of European Regions and the Conditions for a Sustainable Economic Growth

Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 9)


We intend in this paper to understand the problems underlying the obvious empirical diversity of economic growth within European regions. More especially, the focus will be on the institutional and organisational determinants of this territorial diversity in a global context that exhibits nevertheless a continuous and sustained economic growth. In a first part, we discuss some analytical implications of this diversity and focus on an analytical framework aiming at defining the conditions at which a sustainable economic growth can be obtained for European regions. In a second part, we provide some empirical illustration, based on recent research financed by the MONITOR/FAST European programme.


European Region Innovative Strategy Industrial District Innovative Firm Sustainable Economic Growth 
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  1. 1.CNRS-LATAPSESUniversité de Nice-Sophia-AntipolisFrance

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