Regional innovation, RD and knowledge spillovers: The role played by geographical and non-geographical factors

Philip McCann, Raquel Ortega-Argilés

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The chapter reviews the literature on the nature, role and links between RD, innovation and productivity. The authors examine innovation from the perspective of the resource-based view of the firm, and discuss how non-spatial approaches explain the ways in which the characteristics of knowledge and technological regimes shape the evolution of the firm’s innovative behaviour. The analysis then moves on to set the insights of these non-geographical approaches squarely in the context of economic geography allowing for a discussion on the spatial effects of the prevailing technological regimes on urban and regional economic systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on the Geographies of Innovation
EditorsRichard Shearmu, Christophe Carrincazeaux, David Doloreux
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781784710767
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Economics and Finance
  • Environment
  • Geography
  • Innovations and Technology
  • Urban and Regional Studie

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