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Innovation, Regions and Proximity: From Neo-Regionalism to Spatial Analysis

Shearmur, Richard (2011). Innovation, Regions and Proximity: From Neo-Regionalism to Spatial Analysis Regional Studies , vol. 45 , nº 9. p. 1225-1243. DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2010.484416.

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Innovation, regions and proximity: from neo-regionalism to spatial analysis, Regional Studies. There have recently been questions regarding how geographic proximity should be conceptualized in the study of regional innovation. This stems partly from different meanings of the term ‘innovation’ (incremental product and process innovation in this paper) and partly from the way space is usually conceptualized: regions are conceived as bounded territories with particular attributes (neo-regionalism). Drawing upon spatial analytical concepts, it is suggested in this paper that an alternative to neo-regionalism is to view space as a continuous field of opportunities, with accessibility to factors of innovation playing a key role for local innovativeness. An analysis of Québec innovation data corroborates this approach.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: systèmes d'innovation; analyse spatiale; néorégionalisme; Québec; géographie; industrie
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 11 déc. 2019 22:10
Dernière modification: 11 déc. 2019 22:10
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/9322

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