List of figures; List of tables; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Abstracts: Notes on contributors; Part I. Concepts and Measurements in Innovation: 1. Introduction Karen R. Polenske; 2. Measurement of the clustering and dispersion of innovation Anne P. Carter; 3. Measuring geography of innovation: a literature review Apiwat Ratanawaraha and Karen R. Polenske; 4. Employment growth and clusters dynamics of creative industries in Great Britain Bernard Fingleton, Danilo C. Igliori, Barry Moore and Raakhi Odedra; Part II. Institutional and Spatial Aspects of Information and Knowledge Flows: 5. Tacit knowledge in production systems: how important is geography? Meric S. Gertler; 6. The self-conscious firm: information needs, acquisition strategies, and utilization prospects Amy Glasmeier; 7. Theorising the gendered institutional bases of innovative regional economies Mia Gray and Al James; 8. Multinationals and transnational social space for learning: knowledge creation and transfer through global R&D networks Alice Lam; 9. Brain circulation and regional innovation: the Silicon Valley-Hsinchu-Shanghai Triangle AnnaLee Saxenian; Part III. Institutions and Innovation Systems: 10. National systems of production, innovation, and competence building Bengt-Ake Lundvall, Bjorn Johnson, Esben S. Andersen and Bent Dalum; 11. Perspectives on entrepreneurship and cluster formation: biotechnology in the US Capitol region Maryann P. Feldman; 12. Facilitating enterprising places: the role of intermediaries in the United States and United Kingdom Christie Baxter and Peter Tyler; 13. Innovation, integration, and technology upgrading in contemporary Chinese industry Edward S. Steinfeld; 14. Society, community, and development: a tale of two regions Michael Storper, Lena Lavinas, and Alejandro Mercado-Celis; Index.
Karen R. Polenske is Professor of Regional Political Economy and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"This volume is a window into state-of-the-art innovation studies, and I recommend it to new as well as old scholars of innovation." Edward J. Malecki, The Ohio State University