Regional development and technology

Howells, J. (2009) Regional development and technology. In: Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N., eds. International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier Science B.V, pp. 187-191. ISBN 978-0-08-044911-1. E-ISBN 978-0-08-044910-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Technology is the body of know-how (in both tacit and codified forms of knowledge) about the means and methods of producing goods and services. Technology involves science, engineering, and design based knowledge, but also includes developing new methods of organization and practice. Regional development involves complex economic, technical, and social changes and is associated with economic growth, but also includes improvements related to wider administrative institutional, organizational, and political frameworks and operations. Technology, and more widely innovation, is a key element associated with this change and development process at a regional level. This change can however include economic decline as well as growth, as new products, processes, and methods challenge and force out older technologies and practices.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Clusters; Innovation; Knowledge transfer; Regional; Research and development (R&D); Spillovers; Systems of innovation; Technology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Jeremy Howells
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 08:46 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63673 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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