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Knowledge-creating Milieus in Europe - Augusto Cusinato

Year 2016


IntroductionFrame of ReferenceEpistemological Implications of the Present CrisisMain HypothesesMain IssuesAimsContentsReferencesPart I A Theoretical Framewor The New Understanding of Scientific Knowledge1 Science and Technology: The Standard View2 The New Philosophy of Science3 The Sociology of Science and STS Studies4 The Semantic View5 Knowing That and Knowing How6 The Theory of the Knowledge-Creating CompanyReferencesA Musical-Philosophical Approach to Creativity & Economy: An Ethical Turn1 Introduction2 Prelude2.1 In a Room .. .2.2 Creativity2.3 A Kind of Space, a Kind of Relation. Milieu .. .3 Modern Economy, Interpretations and the Media3.1 The Economy Is Not the Subject of an “Objective” Science3.2 Theoretical Limits in Economics3.3 Modern Economy as an Interand Trans-media Field3.4 The Persistence of Traditions: Conflicts4 Creativity in Context4.1 European Policies for Creativity4.2 A Creative Atmosphere4.3 A Real Possibility or an Aestheticisation of the Economy?Post-proletarians in a Euphoric Atmosphere .. .5 In What Sense Is This Approach a Philosophical One?5.1 Uncertainty, Ambivalence, Possibility5.2 Ambivalence in “Creativity”ReferencesWhy Knowledge Is Linked to Space1 Introduction2 An Abridged Foundation3 Knowledge and Digitalization4 Augmenting Places5 ConclusionReferencesThe Firm as a Knowledge-Creating Milieu: The Role of the ICT1 Introduction2 Dimensions of the Milieu2.1 Physical Space and Virtual Space2.2 Locality and Globality3 The Artifacts Populating the Milieu4 The Role of the Technology4.1 Information Systems and the Milieu4.2 Collaboration Technologies and the Milieu5 ConclusionsReferencesMilieu, Territory, Atmosphere: New Spaces of Knowledge1 In the Milieu2 The Territory of Milieus3 The Emergence of Creativity4 Creative Atmosphere Created5 Rhizomatic PassagesReferencesA Hermeneutic Approach to the Knowledge Economy1 Introduction2 How Is the Hermeneutic Approach Entering Enterprise?3 Knowledge and Creativity3.1 A Hermeneutic Approach to Creativity3.2 The Dialogical Experience4 Space, Knowledge and Creativity4.1 From Space to Milieu4.2 Scaling Knowledge-Creating Milieus5 Two Operational ToolsReferencesPart II Case StudiesThe VEGA-VEnice GAteway for Science and Technology Park: Is It a Generative Infrastructure?1 Introduction2 Literature Review: The Controversial Definition of SPs3 Theoretical Perspective3.1 Infrastructural Convergence4 The Ecological Approach5 VEGA-VEnice GAteway for Science and Technology5.1 Zoom-in VEGA5.2 The Pandora Project5.3 Coming Back to VEGA6 Final RemarksReferencesKnowledge Economy and Competitiveness: Economic Trajectories of French Cities Since the 1960s1 Introduction2 Hypothesis3 Data: How to Approach Innovation Process4 Main Results About KCS in French Cities4.1 Localization of Private Core Knowledge Creative Services4.2 Localization of Public-Core Knowledge Creative Services4.3 City-Size and Distribution of KCS5 Trajectories of French Cities in Economic Space6 ConclusionReferencesGeographies of Knowledge-Creating Services and Urban Policies in the Greater Munich1 Introduction2 Path Dependency and Development Trends of Munich and Its Metropolitan Area3 Formation of New, High Knowledge-Content Business Clusters and Diversification of the Economic Base4 Main Features of the Tertiary Transition of the Urban Region5 Spatial Distribution of Knowledge-Creating Service Companies in the Munich Region6 Demographical Development, Population Structure and Spatial Inequalities7 Options and Capacities of Urban Governance8 ConclusionsReferencesLocalisation Patterns of KnowledgeCreating Services in Paris Metropolitan Region1 Introduction2 Paris Metropolitan Region: The Unit of Analysis3 A Geography of KCS in the Paris Metropolitan Region: Main Stylised Facts3.1 PMR and the National Context3.2 PMR Economic Structure3.3 A Geography of KCS Within PMR3.4 Manufacturing and KCS Services4 Hermeneutic Approach and Knowledge Source-Based Approach: Is There Room for Improvements?5 A Critical Discussion of the Main Findings and Concluding RemarksReferencesKnowledge-Creating Activities1 Introduction2 Characteristics of the Post-Industrial Transition of Milan3 The Principal Characteristics of Activities Connected with the Knowledge Economy4 Distribution of Population and the New Geography of Social Inequality5 The Challenges Facing the New Urban Economy, Given the Weakness of Public Policy6 ConclusionsReferencesThe Knowledge-Creating Sector in Poznań1 Introduction2 Poznań Transition Path to the Knowledge Economy3 Poznań as a Knowledge-Creating Milieu3.1 Higher Education3.2 ICT Infrastructure and Activity3.3 Innovative Business Environment3.4 Culture and the Cultural Heritage4 Geography of the Knowledge-Creating Sector in Poznań and Its Region5 City Environment for Workers of the Knowledge-Creating Sector6 Conclusions: New Forms of a Milieu-Creating Socio-Spatial ArrangementReferencesThe Knowledge-Creation Potential of Pécs1 Between Tradition and Future Potential2 Dominant Economic Factors in Pécs2.1 An Industry in the Search for New Horizons2.2 Culture-Based Urban Development in Pécs and Its Regional Influence2.3 The University's Role in the Knowledge-Based Development in Pécs and Its Regional Influence3 The Geography of Knowledge-Creating Services in Hungary4 The Geography of Knowledge Creating Sectors in the Baranya County5 The Geography of Knowledge-Creating Services in Pécs City5.1 Zip 7621—Downtown (Inner City)5.2 Zip 7624 Szigeti (Island) Suburb, Ro'kus-hillside, Also'maká r5.3 Zip 7623 Ispitaalja (Hospital Space)5.4 Zip 7626 Budai Suburb5.5 Zip 7625 Tettye, Mecsek Hillside5.6 Zip 7636 Má lom Valley5.7 Zip 7632 Garden City (Kertvá ros)5.8 Zip 7633 Uranium City (Urá nvá ros) District6 Summarized Geography of the KCS Distribution7 ConclusionsAppendixReferencesTowards Creativity-Oriented Innovation Policies Based on a Hermeneutic Approach to the Knowledge-Space Nexus1 Introduction2 The Knowledge-Space Nexus: From the Neo-Marshallian to the Evolutionary to the Hermeneutic Approach3 Towards Creativity-Oriented Development and Innovation Policies4 Towards Some ConclusionsReferencesConclusions1 Assessments on the Epistemological Level2 Assessments on the Heuristic Level3 Assessments on the Methodological Level4 Assessments on the Normative Level5 Guidelines for PoliciesReferences
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