Geographies of Growth: Innovations, Networks and Collaborations

Journal of Scientometric Research,2019,8,2,119-124.
Published:August 2019
Type:Book Review
Author(s) affiliations:

Ashish Gosain

Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences- II, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New-Delhi, INDIA.


The book discusses the increasing importance of urban regions, especially in Asia and South America in the overall backdrop of the global economic landscape and the fundamental transformations of the world economy. The key emphasis of the book is the potential of large, functional regions to function as information, knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship hubs in the global urban network. The problematization employed in the book touches upon the right elements- entrepreneurship, absorption of displacement, productivity and accessibility to human capital to name a few. The nuanced segments on inter-regional and intra-regional balance, in terms of its drivers of change and development, are suitably placed and then contextualized, in terms of the convergence debate. What is worth a read is how structural change and Labour productivity form the bedrock of this analysis, as well as the mesa and micro levels variously conceptualized quite unlike other works of this genre. Read More....


Geographies of Growth: Innovations, Networks and Collaborations

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Gosain A. Geographies of Growth: Innovations, Networks and Collaborations. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2019;8(2):119-124. doi:10.5530/jscires.8.2.19.