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The structure of social networks within and across cities influences urban creativity and the potential for new knowledge creation. We propose that cities achieve greater inventive creativity when there is (1) a short average social distance among inventors in a city, and (2) those inventors are highly clustered. A short average social distance allows… (More)
This paper aims at reassessing the relationship between innovation and economic growth by questioning the view equating knowledge to innovation and to regional growth. We rather propose that these linkages are highly differentiated at the regional level and explore this relationship for 262 NUTS2 European regions. Our results confirm that knowledge and… (More)
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In recent years, increasing attention and resources have been devoted to the analysis of workers' mobility and the collection of new and extensive datasets in order to monitor and appraise this phenomenon. Most of the studies make use of information about inventors extracted from patent data. In fact, patent data collects detailed information on inventors,… (More)
The channels through which firms access and acquire new and relevant knowledge for their innovative activities is a critical issue for the geography and the management of innovation. In this respect, recent studies have suggested that the mobility of workers across firms is a primary source of new knowledge for the hiring firm and, more in general, of… (More)