This new and original book by Zoltan Acs explores the relationship between industrial innovation and economic growth at the regional level and reaches conclusions as to why some regions grow and others decline. While the analysis draws on industrial organization, labour economics, regional science, geography and entrepreneurship, the book focuses on innovation and the growth of cities by the use of endogenous growth theory.
Introduction - technology and entrepreneurship; knowledge, innovation and firm size; local; geographic spillovers; sectoral characteristics; innovation and entrepreneurial firms; capital structure, innovation and firm size; employment growth in metropolitan areas; employment, wages and R&D spillovers; heterogeneity vs. specialization; regional innovation systems; epilogue - towards a "new model of regional economic development?; appendices.
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