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Regions and trademarks. Research opportunities and policy insights from leveraging trademarks in regional innovation studies

Carolina Castaldi and Sandro Sandro Mendonca

No 2138, Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) from Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography

Abstract: At the intersection of regional and innovation studies, trademark research is producing stylized facts, methodological lessons and policy insights underlining the importance of softer intangible assets for regional resilience and growth. Despite all the recent attention, there are still several opportunities that the present agenda-framing piece tries to canvas, identifying at least two directions for further research: the geography of innovation/entrepreneurship and regional specialization/diversification. Not only do these emerge from a dedicated special issue in Regional Studies (to which this paper also serves as an Editorial), they also unfold in emerging research and policy trajectories.

Keywords: trademarks; regions; geography; intangibles; innovation; specialization; diversification (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L5 O3 R1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021-12, Revised 2021-12
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-geo, nep-ino, nep-sbm, nep-tid and nep-ure
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