Technological Change and Regional Development in Europe by Ludwig SchätzlTechnological Change and Regional Development in Europe by Ludwig Schätzl

Technological Change and Regional Development in Europe

byLudwig SchätzlEditorJavier Revilla Diez

Paperback | January 22, 2002

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This book presents the findings of the extensive research progrannne funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Council) and entitled 'Technological Change and Regional Development in Europe'. The goal of this programme was to carry out research by means of empirical surveys into the relationship between technological change and regional development. Over a period of six years, a total of 50 research projects have been undertaken in three phases, each lasting two years. This research programme has succeeded in actively involving leading German regional scientists from many universities as well as non-university research institutions. In addition, numerous research projects were carried out in close co-operation with internationally renowned partners. We should like to express our gratitude for the support provided by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Without their financial backing of the research programme, it would not have been possible to undertake such an ambitious project. Thanks also go to the contributors of this volume for their willingness to participate in our joint project. We wish in addition to acknowledge the contribution of Prof. Dr. Philip Cooke whose refereeing of the chapters has enhanced the quality of the work presented here. Finally, our thanks go to Angela Spence for her expert editorial assistance, linguistic editing and the preparation of the Index, and also Franco Vaio for taking care of the technical aspects and production of the final copy. Their combined efforts have been crucial for successfully bringing together contributions from so many different authors in a single volume.
Title:Technological Change and Regional Development in EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:421 pagesPublished:January 22, 2002Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3790814601

ISBN - 13:9783790814606


Table of Contents

1 Technological Change and Regional Development in Europe: An Introduction.- A: Innovation and Regional Development.- 2 The Spatial Pattern of Invention Activities in West Germany 1992-1994.- 3 R&D, Localised Knowledge Spillovers and Endogenous Regional Growth: Evidence from Germany.- 4 Spatial Structural Change: Evidence and Prospects.- 5 Machinery and Productivity: A Comparison of East and West German Manufacturing Plants.- 6 The Effect of Internationalisation on the Rate of Growth of High-Tech Start-Ups: Evidence for the UK and Germany.- 7 Survival, Growth, and Interfirm Collaboration of Start-Up Companies in High Technology Industries: A Case Study of Upper Bavaria.- 8 Are There Too Many Innovation Centres in Germany?.- B: The Network Paradigm and Regional Development.- 9 The Regional Impact of Innovation Networks.- 10 Innovation Activities and Networks in Metropolitan Systems of Innovation: Empirical Findings from Barcelona, Vienna and Stockholm.- 11 Networking of Small Firms: Is the Region a Knowledge Source for Innovation?.- 12 R&D Co-Operation Between Public Research Institutions: Magnitude, Motives and Spatial Dimension.- 13 Creative Milieus and Regional Networks: Local Strategies and Implementation in Case Studies in Bavaria.- 14 The Biotech Region of Munich and the Spatial Organisation of its Innovation Networks.- 15 Organisational Innovations in Different Systems of Innovation: A Comparison of Germany and UK.- 16 Environmental Management in Manufacturing Industry: A Comparison Between British and German Firms.- C: Sectoral Studies.- 17 Innovations and Regional Development: Human Capital and Knowledge Transfer as Driving Forces for Spatial Clustering in the Semiconductor Industries of East Germany.- 18 Correlation Between the Innovative Behaviour of Biotech Firms and Regional Development.- 19 Locational Effects of Innovations in Information and Communications Technology on Food Retailing in Germany.- 20 Technological Change in the German Packaging Industry: Structure, Behaviour and Performance.- 21 The Changing Organisation of Production in the European Horticultural Sector and the Influence of Technology.- 22 How Culture Determines Regional Economic Trajectories: The Changing Landscape of European Costume Jewellery Production.- List of Figures.- List of Tables.- List of Contributors.