The dynamic mechanism of technology diffusion for regional innovative capacity

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Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Astor Ballroom I, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: ILWON SEO


Over the last few decades, the city has been widely recognised as the locus of innovative activity, leading global and national economic growth. The economic geographers have focused on the agglomeration of economic inputs, the proximity of innovative actors and intangible networks as critical determinants of innovation activities and economic growth as well. While the idea that regional growth hinges on the technology flow leads to a recognition of the importance of cities in creating, assimilating and reproducing of technology, a framework for integrating the practices of technology diffusion with the economic geography approach is needed to understand the mechanism of shaping innovative capacity of the region.
The goal of this session is to stimulate discussions on theoretical approaches, empirical cases and the policy debates on promoting technological diffusion for fostering the nascent technology-based industries and shaping the innovative capacity.  In this session, we showcase new theoretical insights and empirical evidence into the technology transfer, learning, and the spill-over to the new industries.
We invite contributions focused on dynamics in the technology diffusion in the regional perspectives, but not exclusive to, the following topics:

- The mechanism behind inter-regional technology diffusion
- The collaboration networks and technology diffusion
- Technology spill-over and start-ups in innovation cluster
- Regional policies for Start-ups in innovation cluster


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter ILWON SEO*, University College London, Exploring the linkage of inward technology acquisition and regional innovative capacity 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Kirsten Martinus*, The University of Western Australia, Isabel Kistner, The University of Western Australia, Dylan Pritchard, The University of Western Australia, Promoting science and innovation in peripheries: the case of bees and beekeepers as boundary objects in the peri-urban 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Xiangyu Wang*, University College London, Implications of the electronic commerce for the spatial clustering of traditional industries: A case study on the furniture cluster in Foshan, China 20 10:40 AM
Discussant Jung Won Sonn University College London 20 11:00 AM

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