KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
The Geography of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
() and Hans Lööf
Abstract: This introduction to the special issue “The Geography of
Innovation and Entrepreneurship” in Annals of Regional Science surveys a
collection of nine papers which consider agglomeration economies and
spatial heterogeneity of regions and firms through the lenses of innovation
and entrepreneurship. They all make use of extensive and detailed data
sources that enable models to provide a richer picture of how firms,
industries and regions are affected by innovation and entrepreneurship but
also how these entities shape and foster renewal. These factors include
spatial concentration, industry composition, labour market characteristics,
immigration, firm characteristics, R&D activities and R&D collaboration.
The papers add to the understanding of the geography of innovation and
entrepreneurship by suggesting alternative ways of identifying spillovers,
combing and integrating internal and external knowledge sources, and by
estimating the impact on innovation, new firm formation and growth.
Keywords: Innovation; entreprenurship; spillovers; regional economy; spatial heterogeneity; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C10; O30; R10; (follow links to similar papers)
9 pages, September 11, 2015, Revised September 28, 2015
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