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See detailTrademarks as an indicator of regional innovation: evidence from Japanese prefectures
Block, Jörn; Fisch, Christian UL; Ikeuchi, Kenta et al

in Regional Studies (2022), 22(2), 190-209

Regional science has long been concerned with measuring the spatial distribution of innovation activity. We introduce trademarks as a new indicator for regional innovation and argue that they are ... [more ▼]

Regional science has long been concerned with measuring the spatial distribution of innovation activity. We introduce trademarks as a new indicator for regional innovation and argue that they are particularly useful to measure the ‘soft’ side of innovation that is difficult to capture with conventional indicators. We explore the spatial distribution of trademarks using a detailed and comprehensive dataset of 47 Japanese prefectures from 1999 to 2012. In addition to mapping differences in trademarking across regions, we identify correlates at the regional level that provide insights into determinants of regional innovation measured via trademarks. For example, regional trademark activity positively correlates with population density, income per capita, entrepreneurship rate, the number of universities, and strong private service and finance sectors. Overall, the results reveal associations unique to trademarks that other measures of innovation cannot uncover. Our findings contribute to research in regional science and the evolving literature on trademarks. [less ▲]

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See detailCentrality of regions in R&D networks: A new measurement approach using the concept of bridging paths
Berge, Laurent UL; Wanzenbock, Iris; Scherngell, Thomas

in Regional Studies (2017), 51(8), 1165--1178

This paper aims at introducing a novel measure of regional centrality in the context of R&D networks. We first demonstrate some substantial problems of SNA-based centrality measures to cope with regional ... [more ▼]

This paper aims at introducing a novel measure of regional centrality in the context of R&D networks. We first demonstrate some substantial problems of SNA-based centrality measures to cope with regional R&D networks in a meaningful way. Then, we introduce a new measurement approach of regional network centrality based on the concept of inter-regional bridging paths (indirect connections at the regional level). We show that the formal definition of our regional bridging centrality measure can be expressed in terms of three simple components: the participation intensity of a region in inter-regional R&D collaborations, the relative outward orientation in terms of all established links and the diversification of R&D collaborations among partner regions. We illustrate the measure and its behaviour with respect to other conventional centrality measures by using the example of the European co-patent network at the NUTS2 level. [less ▲]

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See detailBlending Scales of Governance: Land Use Policies and Practices in the Small State of Luxembourg
Affolderbach, Julia UL; Carr, Constance UL

in Regional Studies (2016), 50(6), 944-955

Blending scales of governance: land-use policies and practices in the small state of Luxembourg, Regional Studies. While multilevel governance is helpful in understanding the logics behind integrated ... [more ▼]

Blending scales of governance: land-use policies and practices in the small state of Luxembourg, Regional Studies. While multilevel governance is helpful in understanding the logics behind integrated sustainable development policies, this paper argues that relational multi-scalar approaches more accurately explain actual land-use transformations in the small state of Luxembourg. These conclusions are based on surveys of planning policies and observations of land-use patterns related to housing and retail. Additionally, over 60 interviews were performed with local actors. The results reveal how actors blend scales of governance to override national directives to exert changes in land use. Blending scales is not always strategic or advantageous, but is an unavoidable process that characterizes interactions in a small state. [less ▲]

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See detailSpatial Distribution of Manufacturing Activity and its Determinants: A Comparison of Three Small European Countries
Barrios, Salvador; Bertinelli, Luisito UL; Strobl, Eric et al

in Regional Studies (2009), 43(5), 721-738

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See detailSeeing the forest and the trees: Human-environment interactions in forest ecosystems
Affolderbach, Julia UL

in Regional Studies (2007), 41(3), 417-418

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See detailGeographical agglomeration: the Case of Belgian manufacturing industry
Bertinelli, Luisito UL; Decrop, Jehan

in Regional Studies (2005), 39 (5)

The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive discussion of the use of the Ellison and Glaeser index and subsequently to carry out a descriptive analysis of the geographical concentration of the ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive discussion of the use of the Ellison and Glaeser index and subsequently to carry out a descriptive analysis of the geographical concentration of the manufacturing sector in Belgium. To assess the degree of concentration, individual plant data on wage and salary earners are used, with a relatively fine geographical breakdown (districts and townships). It is shown that more than 30% of the industries are excessively agglomerated. [less ▲]

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