Journal article

Evolving geographies of innovation: existing paradigms, critiques and possible alternatives

Lars Coenen, Kevin Morgan

Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2019


Theory development on the geographies of innovation has been very successful in incorporating the changing patterns of knowledge dynamics due to globalization, lifting the gaze beyond processes of localized learning and increasingly acknowledging the multilevel, multiscalar governance of innovation. Arguably less attention has been directed to the changing qualities and impacts of innovation as a result of globalization, notably in view of social polarization and climate change. The aim of the article is to provide suggestions for how research on the geography of innovation can be improved by engaging with a more capacious understanding of innovation and territorial development. The authors ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful for comments from two reviewers, Guest Editor Jan Hesselberg, Editor-in-Chief Kerstin Potthoff, BjOrn Asheim, Robert Hassink, Brendan Gleeson, and Teis Hansen. Lars Coenen gratefully acknowledges financial support from the City of Melbourne and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, State of Victoria, Australia.