Agglomeration economies, interregional commuting and innovation in the peripheries

Kirsten Martinus, Jun Suzuki, Shabnam Bossaghzadeh

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Abstract

Regional development and innovation are often studied in the context of agglomeration economies, leading to a perception bias regarding the virtues of cities. Recent work on interregional connectivity has explored alternative mechanisms for economic growth, such as borrowed size and regional embeddedness, but there are limited studies examining these in the context of peripheries. The paper addresses this by examining the spatial relations of industry, commuting and agglomeration to innovation in Japan peripheries, finding dynamics between and within communities vary in how these factors increase innovation. Such understandings are critical in policy redressing core–periphery
imbalances and industry competitiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalRegional Studies
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Aug 2019

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