(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The ‘KIBS Engine’ of regional innovation systems : empirical evidence from European regions

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) KITeS, Bocconi Univ., Milan, ITALIE
(2) Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development,OECD, Paris, FRANCE


This paper investigates the relationship between Knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) and the structure and performance of regional innovation systems in Europe. Results show that KIBS are a defining element of innovation-oriented regions, whereas their scarcity and slow growth distinctively characterize poor performing innovation systems. However, the analysis also identifies a set of core manufacturing regions in Europe, which are evolving along a different trajectory into knowledge-oriented service-manufacturing complexes


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

Editor : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 48, no7 [pp. 1212-1226]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 5 tabl.



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