3. Innovation and Knowledge Networks in a Metropolitan Region

The Impact of Localization Economies and Networking on Technological Creativity

  1. Stefan Krätke

Published Online: 22 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342277.ch3

The Creative Capital of Cities: Interactive Knowledge Creation and the Urbanization Economies of Innovation

The Creative Capital of Cities: Interactive Knowledge Creation and the Urbanization Economies of Innovation

How to Cite

Krätke, S. (2011) Innovation and Knowledge Networks in a Metropolitan Region, in The Creative Capital of Cities: Interactive Knowledge Creation and the Urbanization Economies of Innovation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342277.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 26 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336214

Online ISBN: 9781444342277

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • metropolitan region, meso-level, and creative innovation;
  • German Hanover-Braunschweig-Göttingen, and “strengths” of knowledge networks;
  • urban regions, the medium high-tech and innovations;
  • the real economy “internal” functioning, of “regional advantage”;
  • inter-firm division and creativity, interorganizational collaboration;
  • region's internal knowledge networks, and the creative output;
  • creative workers, collaboration within innovative process;
  • absorptive surmounting cognitive distance, connecting knowledge bases;
  • industries' networks, a bridging for knowledge spillovers;
  • creative cities, a “sectoral profile” with “strong” knowledge network

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Innovation and Knowledge Networks: Theoretical Approaches

  • The Application of Network Analysis to Urban Regions' Knowledge Networks

  • Geographic Scales and Structural Properties of Knowledge Networks in the Metropolitan Region of Hanover

  • Assessment of Network Impacts on Regional Firms' Innovation Output

  • Conclusion