A Retrospect

  • Manfred M. Fischer
  • Javier Revilla Diez
  • Folke Snickars
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


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.


Innovation System Tacit Knowledge Product Innovation Innovation Activity Metropolitan Region 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred M. Fischer
    • 1
  • Javier Revilla Diez
    • 2
  • Folke Snickars
    • 3
  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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