Creativity, connections and innovation: a study of linkages in the Montréal Region
Kevin Stolarick and
Environment and Planning A, 2006, vol. 38, issue 10, pages 1799-1817
The importance of creativity as a driving force in regional economic growth and prosperity has been previously documented; however, the mechanisms of this relationship are less well understood. Earlier research suggests, but does not demonstrate, that high levels of density and creative-class employment create conditions under which innovations generated by the interactions between individuals are more likely to occur. The authors examine the specific interactions among the creative, technical, business, and design communities of the Montréal region. It is demonstrated that such connections are possible and can have a positive impact on the innovative and total business activity across the region. A set of mechanisms through which creativity helps to achieve regional growth and prosperity benefits is demonstrated through specific examples.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (5) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a3874 abstract (text/html)
http://www.envplan.com/epa/fulltext/a38/a3874.pdf main text (application/pdf)
Fulltext access restricted to subscribers, see http://www.envplan.co.uk/A.html for details
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pio:envira:v:38:y:2006:i:10:p:1799-1817
Access Statistics for this article
Environment and Planning A is currently edited by October
More articles in Environment and Planning A from Pion Ltd, London
Series data maintained by Neil Hammond (). This e-mail address is bad, please contact .