A Relational Approach to the Geography of Innovation: A Typology of Regions

25 Pages Posted: 17 May 2012  

Rosina Moreno

University of Barcelona - Department of Econometrics

Ernest Miguélez

University of Barcelona - Department of Econometrics

Date Written: July 2012

Abstract

The aim of this study was to devise a method for computing a composite indicator that measures the regional degree of exposure to external knowledge sources. On the basis of this indicator, we propose a typology of regions according to their potential capacity to access extra‐local items of knowledge, which might help them to recombine complementary elements of such an asset to produce a higher number of new ideas. Building on various research streams that have been relatively independent to date, we summarize a nonexhaustive instrumental list of recent studies that motivates our approach and the construction of our complex indicator, which can be used to appraise the extent to which each region is in an optimal position to access external innovative resources.

Keywords: European regions, Formal, Informal, Knowledge diffusion, Knowledge networking regions

Suggested Citation

Moreno, Rosina and Miguélez, Ernest, A Relational Approach to the Geography of Innovation: A Typology of Regions (July 2012). Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 492-516, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2061505 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6419.2012.00727.x

Rosina Moreno (Contact Author)

University of Barcelona - Department of Econometrics ( email )

Analisi Quantitativa Regional Research Group
08007 Barcelona
Spain

Ernest Miguélez

University of Barcelona - Department of Econometrics ( email )

Av. Diagonal 690
Barcelona, E-08034
Spain

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