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The twin innovation transitions of European regions

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Giorgio Fazio, Dr Sara MaioliORCiD, Nirat Rujimora



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We investigate the spatial distributions and transitions of European regions’ innovative orientation to information and communication technology (ICT), green technology or twin technologies. Using a transition probability approach and spatial methods, we estimate the probability of regions becoming innovative in either or both technologies and assess the role of spillovers.ICT-oriented regions are more likely to make a twin transition than the green-oriented regions, and non-innovative regions are likely to stay so. Weak and strong twin innovators are persistently clustered in space, with few positive spillovers on single innovators. Innovation policies should avoid supporting green innovation without also supporting ICT innovation and aim at increasing positive spatial spillovers.

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Author(s): Fazio G, Maioli S, Rujimora N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Regional Studies

Year: 2024

Pages: epub ahead of print

Online publication date: 11/03/2024

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Date deposited: 05/04/2024

ISSN (print): 0034-3404

ISSN (electronic): 1360-0591

Publisher: Taylor and Francis


DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2024.2309176


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