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Innovative Places in Europe

Research Clustering, Co-Patenting Networks and the Growth of Regions

by Julian Phillip Christ (Author)
Thesis LXXXII, 351 Pages
Open Access
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Summary

Regional disparities and spatial clustering are ubiquitous in today’s world. This study contributes with empirical findings on the distribution of European research and patenting activity since the 1980s at the regional level. Besides a general theoretical part, it offers a quantitative clustering analysis, which makes use of EPO patent applications and a harmonized regional and technological classification. Moreover, the pan-European study incorporates a structural analysis of inter-regional co-patenting networks at the regional and technological level that covers the 1990s and 2000s. Finally, European regional income and growth disparities are addressed by placing emphasis on the spatial distribution of research activity and the regional settlement structure.

Details

Pages
LXXXII, 351
ISBN (PDF)
9783653017786
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631633038
Open Access
CC-BY
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (August)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. LXXXII, 351 pp., 57 tables, 60 graphs

Biographical notes

Julian Phillip Christ (Author)

Julian P. Christ, born in 1981, studied Economics at the University of Hohenheim, where he graduated as Diplom-Ökonom in 2006 and achieved his doctorate in Economics in 2011. He currently works as a research and teaching assistant at the Economics Department at the University of Hohenheim.

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