Containers, facilitators, innovators? The role of cities and city employees in innovation activities:

@inproceedings{Makkonen2018ContainersFI,
  title={Containers, facilitators, innovators? The role of cities and city employees in innovation activities:},
  author={Teemu Makkonen and Maria Merisalo and Tommi Inkinen},
  year={2018}
}
Innovation has long been considered one of the key engines of economic growth, and patents as important incentives for research and development activity. Particularly in terms of intellectual property rights (IPR), however, little is known about how cities contribute to regional innovation: are they containers, facilitators or innovators? This is investigated here through empirical material derived from 27 interviews with top departmental management in three Finnish cities (Helsinki, Espoo and… CONTINUE READING

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