What is it about?

This symposium focuses on understanding key territorial-level innovation trends and processes by country, region and technology. It questions various widely accepted assumptions, offers fresh perspectives, both conceptually and methodologically, and challenges a paradigm shift in the field of innovation and spatial dynamics.

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Why is it important?

Based on a discussion of spatial spillovers and the way they shape the evolutionary and symbiotic relationships between local agents and actors, including university, industry and local development agencies, the symposium highlights the relevance of this framework for a better understanding of the transformation of local economic development processes.


This symposium focuses primarily on an urban network view of the innovation process and proximal effects in this context.

Tuzin Baycan
Istanbul Technical University

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This page is a summary of: Spatial Spillovers Revisited: Innovation, Human Capital and Local Dynamics, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, November 2017, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/1468-2427.12557.
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