Geographic Influence on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Spillovers

Mohamed Buheji


This paper critically reviews the role of geography and location on the spread and the quality of innovation and entrepreneurship. Since innovation is highly related to geographic competition, sources of geographic advantage are reviewed with a focus on the work of Gråsjö et al. (2018).

The research defines the requirement for shifting towards innovation geographic concentration and how it might lead to both resilient economies that benefit from the spillovers. The paper concludes with recommendations on building future strategies based on the foresighted future spillovers.

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