Title: Dynamic externalities and spatial innovation diffusion: implications for peripheral regions

Authors: N. Hansen

Addresses: Department of Economics, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA

Abstract: In recent years, the regional economic development literature has devoted a great deal of attention to dynamic knowledge externalities and to industrial clusters as sources of innovation. It is argued here that this literature has tended to neglect the importance of long-distance collaboration and knowledge diffusion. Moreover, regional development policies need to give more attention to human resource issues.

Keywords: dynamic knowledge externalities; industrial clusters; innovation diffusion; population migration; peripheral regions; human resources.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2002.001768

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2002 Vol.2 No.3, pp.260-271

Published online: 18 Aug 2003 *

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