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Urban diversity and innovation

Desrochers, Pierre, Leppala, Samuli and Szurmak, Joanna 2017. Urban diversity and innovation. In: Bathelt, Harald, Cohendet, Patrick, Henn, Sebastian and Simon, Laurent eds. The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 215-229.

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The relationship between innovation and urban diversity has drawn much interest in the geography of innovation literature. While the concept of "Jacobs spillovers" suggests a positive relationship, its underlying processes have yet to be explained satisfactorily. This chapter builds on our previous theoretical and case study work and adds new insights from the creativity literature, which is less known among urban economic development analysts. The aim is to provide a more complete account of how human creativity is both stimulated and facilitated by a diverse urban environment.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Edward Elgar
ISBN: 9781782548515
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 15:53

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