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dc.contributor.authorClark, Jenniferen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-17T14:57:28Z
dc.date.available2008-09-17T14:57:28Z
dc.date.issued2008-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/24603
dc.description.abstractThrough a comparison of how a "conscious geography"; has informed the organization of research centers in the US and Canada, this article contributes to the debate about the role of regions in the devolution of national science, technology, and innovation (STI) policy. A "conscious geography" refers to a policy framework in which the spatial distribution (and concentration) of innovation and/or production is explicitly considered. In both countries, Centers of Excellence, either based in, or affiliated with, universities, have become lynchpins of an evolving multi-scalar STI policy. The geographic consciousness informing each set of institutional structures, however, varies significantly. Early evidence indicates that the Canadian model, which explicitly takes a geography of production and innovation into account, produces more positive policy outcomes than the US model which employs an ad hoc approach to space. The explicit consideration of the spatial distribution of production appears critical to multi-scalar collaboration, contributing to both horizontally-distributed networks across regions and between researchers and vertically-integrated networks within scales (e.g. the national and regional).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSchool of Public Policy Working Papers ; 42en_US
dc.subjectCenters of excellenceen_US
dc.subjectRegional innovation systemsen_US
dc.subjectNational innovation policyen_US
dc.subjectRegional economic developmenten_US
dc.subjectResearch centersen_US
dc.subjectNorth Americaen_US
dc.titleA Conscious Geography: the Role of Research Centers in the Coordination of Innovation Policy and Regional Economic Development in the US and Canadaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Public Policyen_US


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