Applied Regional Growth and Innovation Models by Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp, Robert Stimson

By Karima Kourtit, Peter Nijkamp, Robert Stimson

Modern spatial-economic structures convey a excessive measure of dynamics due to technological development, demographic evolution or international swap. some time past decade, an avalanche of recent neighborhood financial progress and innovation types has been recommend. This quantity incorporates a exact number of operational versions of a powerful utilized nature that could be visible as unique landmarks within the wealthy culture of spatial-economic development modelling. The members are well-known specialists from diverse elements of the area. ​

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The positive effect of the presence of local manufacturing employment in East Germany indicates that it might be the case that strengthening the industrial base in lagging peripheral regions is a conduit for fostering the emergence of P-KIBS industries, which itself might become an important source of knowledge-based regional development. This might be even more important in places like East Germany where regional knowledge and spillovers hardly induce the emergence of new P-KIBS firms. Promoting KIBS is presumably not a stand-alone policy.

Learning and cooperating (measured as technological learning) and external conditions conducive to interaction are variables obtained by means of a direct approach to institutions, either by using questionnaires or by consulting the respective web-sites and with applications of content analyses for the primary data obtained. 2 presents a model structure for measuring the firms’ innovative behaviour in which spatial, institutional and environmental conditions are combined. This model is called the Firm Innovative Behaviour Model (FIBM).

The main motivation underlying this study is that if policy makers are interested in attracting FDI to particular countries or regions, they should have a sound understanding of the factors that affect investors’ location decisions. And while This paper was written when the author was a Research Fellow at Columbia University. This research has been conducted and funded as part of the World Bank Group’s Investing Across Borders project. The author is grateful to Kusi Hornberger, John Anderson, Murat Seker and two anonymous referees for helpful comments and suggestions, and to Ray Mataloni of the US Bureau of Economic Analysis for providing access to US Foreign Affiliate Data.

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