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Does technological heterogeneity promote regional convergence? Implications for regional policy and entrepreneurship

Author(s): Stilianos Alexiadis

Journal: Annals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
ISSN 2000-7396

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: technological catch-up | EU regions

Regional convergence depends on the ability to adopt advanced technology. This ability can be reflected on the resources devoted to science and technology. An empirical examination of this proposition suggests that technology adoption has a significant effect in regional convergence in Europe. The empirical analysis is also shown to have important implications for the direction of regional policy in Europe.
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