Vectors of innovation in european ict clusters

Author/s Alberto Gherardini, Antonio Russo
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/2 Language Italian
Pages 0 P. 161-186 File size 397 KB
DOI 10.3280/ES2014-002010
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The paper analyses the spatial concentration of Ict patents in Europe by taking into account the presence of place-based resources and social factors at city level. The empirical analysis suggests that the territorial agglomeration of innovation in Ict sector relies mostly on two variables: the availability of qualified human capital and the role of the organization in the incumbent firms. These two resources seem to improve innovation processes through different dynamics, structuring two different models of innovation at local level.

Keywords: Technological Innovation, Patents

Jel codes: Z13; O31; L63; O34; R12

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Alberto Gherardini, Antonio Russo, I vettori dell’innovazione nei cluster europei dell’ICT in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 2/2014, pp 161-186, DOI: 10.3280/ES2014-002010