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Territorial Capital and Regional Growth


Roberta Capello


Polytechnic University of Milan

Andrea Caragliu


VU University Amsterdam

Peter Nijkamp


VU University of Amsterdam - Department of Spatial Economics; Tinbergen Institute - Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA)

July 16, 2009

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 09-059/3

Abstract:     
Knowledge drives the growth of nations and regions in a competitive space-economy. Hence, we would expect a strong correlation between investments in R&D, knowledge and learning processes, on the one hand, and productivity increases, on the other. However, the empirical evidence shows consistent discrepancies between knowledge inputs and economic performance across geographical units. This paper addresses this intriguing issue at the regional level, by highlighting both theoretically and empirically the strategic importance played by cognitive elements as part of 'territorial capital' in mediating between knowledge production and regional growth. The main proposition of the paper, subject to empirical testing, is that cognitive elements as part of territorial capital magnify the contribution of knowledge by determining the formation of increasing returns to knowledge exploitation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: territorial, capital, regional growth, cognitive, knowledge, rivalry, R&D

JEL Classification: R110, R103, R150, R280, R580

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Date posted: August 9, 2009  

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Capello, Roberta and Caragliu, Andrea and Nijkamp, Peter, Territorial Capital and Regional Growth (July 16, 2009). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 09-059/3. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1443830 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1443830

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Roberta Capello (Contact Author)
Politecnico di Milano ( email )
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci
Milan, 20100
Italy
Andrea Caragliu
VU University Amsterdam ( email )
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, ND North Holland 1081 HV
Netherlands
Peter Nijkamp
VU University of Amsterdam - Department of Spatial Economics ( email )
De Boelelaan 1105
1081HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
+31 20 4446091 (Phone)
+31 20 4445611 (Fax)
Tinbergen Institute - Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA)
Gustav Mahlerplein 117
Amsterdam, 1082 MS
Netherlands
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