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Innovating in urban economies : economic transformation in Canadian city-regions

Author: David A Wolfe
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Innovation, creativity, and governance in Canadian city-regions (Toronto, Ont.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a globalizing, knowledge-based economy, innovation and creative capacity lead to economic prosperity. Starting in 2006, the Innovation Systems Research Network began a six year-long study on how city-regions in Canada were surviving and thriving in a globalized world. That study resulted in the “Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions” series, which examines the impact of innovation,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Wolfe
ISBN: 9781442646988 1442646985 9781442614765 1442614765
OCLC Number: 870269239
Description: xx, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dynamics of innovation in city-regions --
diversity, specialization, and variety. Introduction / David A. Wolfe ; Systems of innovation and contexts of creativity : an assessment of the knowledge bases of Canadian city-regions / Gregory M. Spencer --
Diversity, variety and the cognitive-cultural economy in large cities. Innovation and Toronto's cognitive-cultural economy / Charles H. Davis and Nicholas Mills ; Living on the edge : knowledge interdependencies of human capital intensive clusters in Vancouver / Brian Wixted and J. Adam Holbrook ; Innovation and social actors in Montreal : inter-sectoral challenges of place-based dynamics / Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay and Juan-Luis Klein ; Firms and their problems : systemic innovation and related diversity in Calgary / Cooper H. Langford, Ben Li and Cami Ryan --
The specialized characteristics of innovation in medium-sized cities. Innovation in an ordinary city : knowledge flows in London, Ontario / Neil Bradford and Jen Nelles ; Biotech and lunch buckets : the curious knowledge networks of Steel Town / Peter Warrian ; Innovation linkages in new- and old-economy sectors in Cambridge-Guelph-Kitchener-Waterloo (Ontario) / Andrew Munro and Harald Bathelt ; Knowledge flows in the consulting, advertising/design, and music sectors in Halifax / Jill L. Grant --
Innovation for survival or growth in Canada's small cities. Social dynamics, diversity, and physical infrastructure in creative, innovative communities : the Saskatoon case / Peter W.B. Phillips and Graeme Webb ; How ICTs and face-to-face interactions mediate knowledge flows in Moncton / Yves Bourgeois ; Networking patterns and performance of the Trois-Rivières city-region's firms in the light of sectoral and place characteristics / Michel Trépanier, Pierre-Marc Gosselin, and Rosemarie Dallaire --
The global challenge for innovation in Canadian city-regions. Related variety, knowledge platforms, and the challenge for cities and regions in the global economy / Philip Cooke.
Series Title: Innovation, creativity, and governance in Canadian city-regions (Toronto, Ont.)
Responsibility: edited by David A. Wolfe.

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With case studies examining cities of all sizes, from Toronto to Moncton, Innovating in Urban Economies analyzes the impact of size, location, and the regional economy on innovation and knowledge in  Read more...

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