The city as innovation machine
2016 (English)In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
This paper puts cities and urban regions at the very centre of the processes of innovation and entrepreneurship. It combines the insights of Jane Jacobs and recent urban research on the role of the city with the literature on innovation and entrepreneurship going back to Joseph Schumpeter. Innovation and entrepreneurship and their geography privileges the firm, industry clusters and/or the individual and poses the city as a container for them. By marrying Jacobs’ insights on cities to those of Schumpeter on innovation, it is argued that innovation and entrepreneurship do not simply take in place in cities but in fact require them.
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innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, cities, regions, urbanism, geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34071DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2016.1255324ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85006136348Local ID: IHHCESISISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-34071DiVA: diva2:1048668
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