Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre for Applied Research on Economics & Management

European cities in the knowledge economy: towards a typology

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The shift towards a knowledge-based economy seems to favour some well-endowed urban areas. However, not all cities benefit equally. This paper discusses the shift towards a knowledge-based economy in different types of European city, and derives policy conclusions for local and national governments. An integrative frame of analysis is developed and applied to a number of cities in north-west Europe. The paper reveals large differences in the ability of cities to benefit from the shift towards a knowledge economy and describes and comments on current policy responses.

Referentie Van Winden, W., L. van den Berg and P.M.J. Pol (2007), European cities in the knowledge economy: towards a typology, Urban Studies, vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 525 – 550 http://usj.sagepub.com/content/44/3/525.abstract
1 maart 2007