By Harald Bathelt, Maryann Feldman, Dieter F. Kogler
The major function of the publication is to debate new traits within the dynamic geography of innovation and argue that during an period of accelerating globalization, traits look relatively dominant: inflexible territorial versions of innovation, and localized configurations of cutting edge actions. The ebook brings jointly students who're engaged on those subject matters. instead of concentrating on demonstrated innovations and theories, the publication goals to question slender factors, inflexible territorializations, and simplistic coverage frameworks; it offers facts that innovation, whereas now not solely depending on neighborhood contexts, could be encouraged through place-specific attributes.
The publication will assemble new empirical and conceptual paintings by way of an interdisciplinary team of major students from parts comparable to fiscal geography, innovation reports, and political technological know-how. in line with contemporary discussions surrounding innovation platforms of other forms, it goals to synthesize cutting-edge knowledge and supply new views at the position of innovation and data production within the worldwide political economy.
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Our past research has indicated that the productivity of an indi vidual plant is influenced by the number of own-industry plant neighbors that are located within 5 km. Plant counts within concentric circles that are more than 5 km from a specific plant have no general influence on productivity. It is unclear to us why 5 km represents a significant distance threshold, though this does confirm other research that shows knowledge spillovers are highly localized (Rosenthal and Strange 2003). We add metropolitan population size as a proxy for urbanization economies that are not captured elsewhere in our model.
For these finns locations with the right mix of labor, a strong presence of upstream suppliers and the potential for knowledge spillovers, despite their strong internal capacities, may result in a signi ficant pay-off In effect, there may be a complementarity between the significant internal resources of these firms and their local economic environment. 4b Labor productivity a s a function of plant and place characteristics: single plant and foreign/multi-plant firms (less scale-based industries) Change in plant characteristics Profit-to-value-added ratio Production workers Non-production-to-production-worker ratio Multi-plant status Foreign-plant status Change in place characteristics Labor mix Local density upstream suppliers Plants within 5 km Population Constant # obs.
It is unclear to us why 5 km represents a significant distance threshold, though this does confirm other research that shows knowledge spillovers are highly localized (Rosenthal and Strange 2003). We add metropolitan population size as a proxy for urbanization economies that are not captured elsewhere in our model. The benefits of urban size are many. Large urban economies bring with them greater industrial and occupa tional diversity that facilitate the transfer of innovations across industries (Jacobs 1 969) and that are thought to help incubate new firms (Duranton and Puga 2001 ) .
Beyond Territory: Dynamic Geographies of Knowledge Creation, Diffusion and Innovation by Harald Bathelt, Maryann Feldman, Dieter F. Kogler