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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Functional Regions
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Economics.
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Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role of entrepreneurship and innovations foreconomic development in functional regions and in doing that highlighting the differentconditions offered for entrepreneurship and innovations in functional regions of various sizes.In conclusion, the conditions for entrepreneurship and innovations vary substantially betweenfunctional regions, since the necessary knowledge resources tend to be local and to cluster incertain regions and not others. Functional regions with a high capacity to generate new ideas,create knowledge, organizational learning and innovations are characterized as learningregions. Large functional regions offer a large market potential and a superior accessibility toknowledge and knowledge resources and they will further develop their creative capabilitiesdue to an accumulation of innovative and entrepreneurial knowledge.

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CESIS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology , 2008. , 15 p.
CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, 144
Keyword [en]
Entrepreneurship, Innovations, Regional development, R&D, Knowledge Sources, Knowledge Flows, Knowledge Creation.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-72338OAI: diva2:487499
QC 20120209Available from: 2012-02-09 Created: 2012-01-31 Last updated: 2012-02-09Bibliographically approved

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