Innovation Governance in an Open Economy: Shaping Regional Nodes in a Globalized World
ISBN/ASIN: 0415504937,9780415504935 | 2012 | English | pdf | 324/329 pages | 3.35 Mb
Publisher: Routledge | Author: Annika Rickne, Staffan Laestadius, Henry Etzkowitz
In an increasingly globalised world, paradoxically regional innovation clusters have moved to the forefront of attention as a strategy for economic and social development. Transcending international success cases, like Silicon Valley and Route 128, as sources of lessons, successful high tech clusters in niche areas have had a significant impact on peripheral regions. Are these successful innovation clusters born or made? If they are subject to planning and direction, what is the shape that it takes: top down, bottom up or lateral?