A typology of 'innovation districts': What it means for regional resilience

Title: A typology of 'innovation districts': What it means for regional resilience
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: April 2010
Published In: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
Description: In this article, we engage the question of regional resilience theoretically and empirically. Our theoretical approach merges discussions of regional development in evolutionary economic geography (primarily UK based) with regional resilience in urban planning (primarily US based) using Markusen's industrial districts as a framework for analysis (1996). We use data on 'triadic' patents (USA, Japan and Europe) to measure regional innovation, both per capita by region and categorized by firm size for regions in the USA. We then use this data to create a 'typology of innovation districts'. Our analysis suggests that policies encouraging small-firm innovation have broad benefits for regional economies.
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Citation: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. 3. Issue 1. 121 - 137. ISSN 1752-1378. DOI 10.1093/cjres/rsp034.
Related Departments:
  • Center for Urban Innovation
  • School of Public Policy