Creating Competitiveness: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Polices for Growth

February 28, 2013

Robert Atkinson contributed the chapter “Innovation in Cities and Innovation by Cities” for the bookCreating Competitiveness: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Polices for Growth. Atkinson highlights why municipalities should care about innovation and the best practices that can enhance implementation. These include understanding the integral link between private sector innovation and public innovation policy in economic development; understanding that innovation comes in many forms and phases of production and development; focusing on new innovation policy approaches instead of tried and true strategies; and creating innovation partnerships between localities and the national government.