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Interactive Learning for Innovation

A Key Driver within Clusters and Innovation Systems

Editors: Asheim, B., Parrilli, M. (Eds.)

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This volume highlights the importance of interactive, practice-based learning as a means to promote more thorough innovation dynamics in regional and national economies. Successful experiences in Scandanavia and southern European countries are examined, with insightful policy lessons extracted from each case.

About the authors

BJÖRN T. ASHEIM is Professor and Chair in Economic Geography at the Department of Human Geography, and Director at CIRCLE (Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy), Lund University, Sweden. He is an internationally renowned researcher within economic geography and regional innovation studies. In addition to numerous journal articles he has edited books on SMEs and Regional Innovation Policy (2003) and Clusters and regional development (2006).

MARIO DAVIDE PARRILLI is Associate Professor in Economics andDirector of PhD in Economics and Business Studies at theUniversity of Deusto, Bilbao and San Sebastian, Spain,and Senior Research Fellow at the Basque Institute of Competitiveness, San Sebastian.He has been working on small and medium-sized enterprise development for many years as well as on territorial development, innovation systems and social capital. He has recently published SME cluster development (2007), and High-Technology, productivity and networks (2008).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Learning and Interaction — Drivers for Innovation in Current Competitive Markets

    Asheim, Bjørn T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Innovation and Competence Building in the Learning Economy: Implications for Innovation Policy

    Lundvall, Bengt-Åke (et al.)

    Pages 33-71

  • Labor Market Institutions, Skills, and Innovation Style: A Critique of the ‘Varieties of Capitalism’ Perspective

    Lorenz, Edward

    Pages 72-89

  • Organization and Innovation: The Topic of Creative Cities

    Johnson, Björn

    Pages 90-99

  • Knowledge Economy Spillovers, Proximity, and Specialization

    Cooke, Philip

    Pages 100-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interactive Learning for Innovation
Book Subtitle
A Key Driver within Clusters and Innovation Systems
Editors
  • B. Asheim
  • M. Parrilli
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-36242-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230362420
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29876-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33500-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 297
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