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Growth and Development

2008

Ecology of innovation

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Regional Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2008: Comparative Performance Of Midwest And Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Areas, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah, Iryna Lendel Sep 2008

Regional Dashboard Of Economic Indicators 2008: Comparative Performance Of Midwest And Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Areas, Ziona Austrian, Afia Yamoah, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

This report describes the findings from the third study of Dashboard indicators using the framework that was developed in the previous two studies. The framework resulted in a set of indicators that explains the dynamics of regional economic growth for large and mid-sized metropolitan areas in the United States. The objective of this study is to continue monitoring the performance of Northeast Ohio metropolitan areas over time and in comparison to other metropolitan areas across the United States.


The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study Fiscal Year 2007, Iryna Lendel Sep 2008

The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study Fiscal Year 2007, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

This report describes the economic impact of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Glenn Research Center (Glenn) on the eight-county Northeast Ohio region and the state of Ohio during FY 2007.1 The report also provides some background information related to NASA Glenn’s R&D activities and an overview of Glenn. The analysis was conducted by the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.


Patenting By Cleveland's Inventors: Critical Areas And Knowledge Flows, Iryna Lendel, Songpyo Kim May 2008

Patenting By Cleveland's Inventors: Critical Areas And Knowledge Flows, Iryna Lendel, Songpyo Kim

Urban Publications

Regional competitive advantages can be created by deploying processes, product innovations, and/or improving the performance of companies. The concept of increasing returns to scale due to technology advances and the modern growth theory suggest that knowledge spillovers are passed through networks of people. Dense co-location of companies different from industries in large urban areas creates an environment for deploying new knowledge and increasing productivity of companies. Although the presence of mature industries is more often considered to be a burden than a resource of regional growth, a fair judgment about their true influence on economic development can be made ...