The Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography

The Handbook of Evolutionary Economic Geography

By: Ron Boschma (editor), Ron Martin (editor)Paperback

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This wide-ranging Handbook is the first major compilation of the theoretical and empirical research that is forging the new and exciting paradigm of evolutionary economic geography. The book's distinguished contributors set out the theoretical, methodological and empirical foundations of an evolutionary perspective on the economic landscape. In so doing, they explore the interplay between organizational dynamics, industrial dynamics and space; analyse the nature and spatial evolution of networks; address the evolution of institutions in territorial contexts; and explore the evolution of agglomerations and clusters. This original reference work will undoubtedly play an important and formative role in influencing the future research agenda of evolutionary economic geography. It will strongly appeal to scholars, researchers and students in economic geography, regional economics, evolutionary economics, industrial economics, management and organizational studies, and related fields.

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Edited by Ron Boschma, Professor, Department of Economic Geography and the Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht (URU), Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Ron Martin, Professor of Economic Geography, Director of Research and Fellow of St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, London, UK


Contents: Introduction: The New Paradigm of Evolutionary Economic Geography 1. The Aims and Scope of Evolutionary Economic Geography Ron Boschma and Ron Martin PART I: CONCEPTUAL CHALLENGES IN EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 2. Generalized Darwinism and Evolutionary Economic Geography Jurgen Essletzbichler and David L. Rigby 3. The Place of Path Dependence in an Evolutionary Perspective on the Economic Landscape Ron Martin and Peter Sunley 4. Complexity Thinking and Evolutionary Economic Geography Ron Martin and Peter Sunley 5. The Spatial Evolution of Innovation Networks: A Proximity Perspective Ron Boschma and Koen Frenken PART II: FIRM DYNAMICS, INDUSTRIAL DYNAMICS AND SPATIAL CLUSTERING 6. Entrepreneurship, Evolution and Geography Erik Stam 7. Pecuniary Externalities and the Localized Generation of Technological Knowledge Cristiano Antonelli 8. The Relationship between Multinational Firms and Innovative Clusters Simona Iammarino and Philip McCann 9. Emergence of Regional Clusters: The Role of Spinoffs in the Early Growth Process Michael S. Dahl, Christian R. Ostergaard and Bent Dalum 10. A Social-Evolutionary Perspective on Regional Clusters Udo Staber 11. Evolutionary Economic Geography: Regional Systems of Innovation and High-tech Clusters Philip Cooke and Carla de Laurentis PART III: NETWORK EVOLUTION AND GEOGRAPHY 12. Clusters, Networks and Economic Development: An Evolutionary Economics Perspective Elisa Giuliani 13. Reputation, Trust and Relational Centrality in Local Networks: An Evolutionary Geography Perspective Stefano Denicolai, Antonella Zucchella and Gabriele Cioccarelli 14. The Evolution of a Strategic Alliance Network: Exploring the Case of Stock Photography Johannes Gluckler 15. Complexity, Networks and Knowledge Flows Olav Sorenson, Jan W. Rivkin and Lee Fleming 16. The Geography of Knowledge Spillovers: The Role of Inventors' Mobility Across Firms and in Space Stefano Breschi, Camilla Lenzi, Francesco Lissoni and Andrea Vezzulli 17. Growth, Development and Structural Change of Innovator Networks: The Case of Jena Uwe Cantner and Holger Graf PART IV: INSTITUTIONS, CO-EVOLUTION AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 18. An Evolutionary Approach to Localized Learning and Spatial Clustering Anders Malmberg and Peter Maskell 19. Path Dependence and Path Plasticity: The Co-evolution of Institutions and Innovation - the German Customized Business Software Industry Simone Strambach 20. On the Notion of Co-evolution in Economic Geography Eike W. Schamp 21. Locked in Decline? On the Role of Regional Lock-ins in Old Industrial Areas Robert Hassink PART V: STRUCTURAL CHANGE, AGGLOMERATION EXTERNALITIES AND REGIONAL BRANCHING 22. The Evolution of Spatial Patterns over Long Time-Horizons: The Relation with Technology and Economic Development Jan Lambooy 23. The Information Economy and its Spatial Evolution in English Cities James Simmie 24. An Evolutionary Model of Firms' Location with Technological Externalities Giulio Bottazzi and Pietro Dindo Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781849804134
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9781849804134
  • ISBN10: 1849804133

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