Patterns of Innovation and the Role of Innovation Hubs

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL21B (San Jose Convention Center)
Deborah Strumsky, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC
This paper discusses the history of innovation as it is revealed through an analysis of the US patent database. I highlights different types of technological innovation and analyzes what role specific metropolitan regions—innovation hubs—have played in the long-term patterns of technological, scientific and social change.