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Innovation in non-metropolitan regions: a review of the literature


Djoumessi Mouafo, A and Chen, S-L and Cahoon, S, Innovation in non-metropolitan regions: a review of the literature, Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International 41st Annual Conference, 06-08 December 2017, Toowoomba, Australia, pp. 143-157. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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It is increasingly recognised in regional science and innovation studies that non-metropolitan regions have been overlooked in innovation studies, leading to calls for more innovation studies focusing on these types of regions. This paper argues that a clear inventory of the current state of knowledge on innovation in non-metropolitan regions is required to provide a solid foundation for future innovation research in these regions. Underpinned by this argument, the purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of the literature on innovation in non-metropolitan areas published in scholarly journals between 1998 and 2016. This review provides valuable insights for advancing innovation research in non-metropolitan regions by highlighting: (1) the authorship characteristics of scholars publishing this research; (2) the design used; (3) the scope of this research; (4) the methodologies and (5) the themes discussed.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:innovation, non-metropolitan regions, systematic review
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Economic geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
UTAS Author:Djoumessi Mouafo, A (Mr Armand Djoumessi Mouafo)
UTAS Author:Chen, S-L (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Associate Professor Stephen Cahoon)
ID Code:124000
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2018-02-06
Last Modified:2018-12-14
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