Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography aims to further advance empirical methodologies in evolutionary economics, with a special emphasis on geography and firm location. It does so by bringing together a select group of leading scholars including economists, geographers and sociologists, all of whom share an interest in explaining the uneven distribution of economic activities in space and the historical processes that have produced these patterns.
Methodological advances in three domains are examined in detail:
* demographic techniques, which allow for systematic analysis of the spatial evolution of industries
* social network analysis providing new tools to analyse the geography of networks at different spatial levels
* spatial econometric techniques, which are used to understand the growth dynamics of cities and regions.
The book also contains two case studies on the evolution of high-tech regions and a policy chapter on evolutionary planning of transportation networks.
This book will be warmly welcomed by evolutionary economists, industrial organisation scholars and researchers interested in policy science, the economics of innovation and economic geography.
Edited by Koen Frenken, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction: Applications of Evolutionary Economic Geography Ron A. Boschma and Koen Frenken PART I: ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2. The Cambridge High-Tech Cluster: An Evolutionary Perspective Elizabeth Garnsey and Paul Heffernan 3. Sophia-Antipolis as a `Reverse' Science Park: From Exogenous to Endogenous Development Michel Quere PART II: INDUSTRIAL DYNAMICS 4. The Evolution of Geographic Structure in New Industries Steven Klepper 5. Constructing Entrepreneurial Opportunity: Environmental Movements and the Transformation of Regional Regulatory Regimes Brandon Lee and Wesley Sine 6. Absorptive Capacity and Foreign Spillovers: A Stochastic Frontier Approach Jojo Jacob and Bart Los PART III: NETWORK ANALYSIS 7. Informational Complexity and the Flow of Knowledge Across Social Boundaries Olav Sorenson, Jan W. Rivkin and Lee Fleming 8. Networks and Heterogeneous Performance of Cluster Firms Elisa Giuliani 9. Social Networks and the Economics of Networks Daniel Birke PART IV: SPATIAL SYSTEMS 10. Diversity, Stability and Regional Growth in the United States, 1975-2002 Jurgen Essletzbichler 11. Inter-regional Knowledge Flows in Europe: An Econometric Analysis Mario A. Maggioni and T. Erika Uberti 12. Explaining the Territorial Adoption of New Technologies: A Spatial Econometric Approach Andrea Bonaccorsi, Lucia Piscitello and Cristina Rossi PART V: PLANNING 13. Evolutionary Urban Transportation Planning? An Exploration Luca Bertolini Index