A network-based view of regional growth

HUGGINS, R. and THOMPSON, P., 2014. A network-based view of regional growth. Journal of Economic Geography, 14 (3), pp. 511-545. ISSN 0957-8765

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Abstract

The need to better understand the mechanisms underlying regional growth patterns is widely recognised. This paper argues that regional growth is partly a function of the value created through inter-organisational flows of knowledge within and across regions. It is proposed that investment in calculative networks by organisations to access knowledge is a form of capital, termed network capital, which should be incorporated into regional growth models. The paper seeks to develop a framework to capture the value of network capital within these models based on the spatial configuration and the nature of the knowledge flowing through networks.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Economic Geography
Creators: Huggins, R. and Thompson, P.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2014
Volume: 14
Number: 3
ISSN: 0957-8765
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10.1093/jeg/lbt012DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:27
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11960

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