EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Creativity, connections and innovation: a study of linkages in the Montréal Region

Kevin Stolarick and Richard Florida

Environment and Planning A, 2006, vol. 38, issue 10, pages 1799-1817

Abstract: 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.

Date: 2006
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (1) 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

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pio:envira:v:38:y:2006:i:10:p:1799-1817

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Environment and Planning A from Pion Ltd, London
Series data maintained by Neil Hammond ().

 
Page updated 2014-01-26
Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:38:y:2006:i:10:p:1799-1817