It is customary for a concluding chapter to summarise the findings presented in the preceding part of the book. In this case it is a somewhat daunting task. The three metropolitan region studies that make up the heart of this volume have covered an enormous amount of material. A great effort has been made to provide consistent and comparable data for three selected metropolitan regions (Barcelona, Stockholm and Vienna). The project has in fact produced a unique resource base for the analysis of metropolitan innovation activities and potential. It differs from previous regional innovation studies in a number of ways.
KeywordsInnovation System Tacit Knowledge Product Innovation Innovation Activity Metropolitan Region
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