New Explanatory Models for Analyzing Spatial Innovation: A Comparative Investigation

  • A. Reggiani
  • P. Nijkamp
  • E. Sabella
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


The period of the 1980s and 1990s has witnessed a profound interest in innovation research. At first, we have seen much attention for technological innovations as part of a long-term cycle based on Schumpeterian views (see e.g. Kleinknecht, 1988). Later on, the interest shifted from macro-economic analyses to regional and urban economic investigations into the success conditions for new innovations (e.g. incubation theory; see e.g. Davelaar, 1991) as well as to the spatio-temporal diffusion and acceptance patterns of innovations (see e.g. Bertuglia et al., 1997).


Linear Regression Model Urban Region Innovative Behavior Italian Firm Spatial Innovation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Reggiani
    • 1
  • P. Nijkamp
    • 2
  • E. Sabella
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economics, Faculty of StatisticsUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Spatial EconomicsFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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