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Suarez-Villa, L. (1990) “Invention, Inventive Learning and Innovative Capacity.” Behavioral Science, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 290-310.


Suarez-Villa, L. (1993) “The Dynamics of Regional Invention and Innovation: Innovative Capacity and Regional Change in the Twentieth Century.” Geographical Analysis, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 147-164.

Reprinted in Regional Dynamics: Modern Classics in Regional Science, vol. I, edited by K. E. Haynes, K. J. Button and P. Nijkamp. Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar, 1997, pp. 65-84. (reprinted with permission of copyright holder)


Suarez-Villa, L. and Hasnath, S. A. (1993) “The Effect of Infrastructure on Invention: Innovative Capacity and the Dynamics of Public Construction Investment.” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 333-358.


Suarez-Villa, L. (1996) “Innovative Capacity, Infrastructure and Regional Policy.” In Infrastructure and the Complexity of Economic Development, edited by D. F. Batten and C. Karlsson. Berlin, Heidelberg and New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 251-269.


Suarez-Villa, L. (1997) “Innovative Capacity, Infrastructure and Regional Inversion: Is there a Long-term Dynamic?” In Innovative Behaviour in Space and Time, edited by C. S. Bertuglia, S. Lombardo and P. Nijkamp. Berlin, Heidelberg and New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 291-305.


Suarez-Villa, L. (2000) Invention and the Rise of Technocapitalism. Lanham, New York and Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield. Chapters 3, 4 and 5 (approx. 50 percent of the book) deal explicitly with the concept of innovative capacity. Also, the origin of the concept is noted in p. xiv of the Preface. 


Suarez-Villa, L. (2001) “Inventive Knowledge and the Sources of New Technology: Regional Changes in Innovative Capacity in the United States.” In Knowledge, Complexity and Innovation Systems, edited by M.M. Fischer and J. Frölich. Berlin, Heidelberg and New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 165-180.


Suarez-Villa, L. (2001) “The Rise of Technocapitalism.” Science Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 4-20. The concept of innovative capacity is discussed in pages 6-8.


Suarez-Villa, L. (2002) “Policies or Market Incentives? Major Changes in the Geographical Sources of Technology in the United States, 1945-1995.” In Regional Policies and Comparative Advantage, edited by B. Johansson, C. Karlsson and R. Stough. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 127-150.


Suarez-Villa, L. (2003) “Innovative Capacity, Networks and the Rise of the Experimental Firm: Implications for Regional Development and Policy.” Paper presented at the International Workshop on Modern Entrepreneurship, Regional Development and Policy: Dynamic and Evolutionary Perspectives, Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam (available from the author).


Suarez-Villa, L. (2004) “The Experimental Firm: Innovative Capacity and Creativity in Research-intensive Sectors.” In Productivity and Quality Management Frontiers-X, Proceedings of the International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research. Edited by International Society for Productivity and Quality Research, Miami (available in CD-ROM –Track 2: Strategic and Organizational Perspectives, Chapter 13: Virtual Organizations; also available from the author).


Suarez-Villa, L. (2007) “Networks, Innovative Capacity and the Experimental Firm: Implications for Regional Development Policy.” In Spatial Interaction and Information Strategies for Emerging European Networks, edited by Maria Giaoutzi and Peter Nijkamp. Avebury: Ashgate, pp. 13-35.

Reprinted as “Capacidad Innovadora, Redes y el Crecimiento de la Empresa Experimental: Implicaciones para el Desarrollo Regional y las Políticas Regionales.” Cuadernos de Información Económica, no. 185 (2005), pp. 164-178 (Journal published in Spain by the Fundación para la Investigación Económica y Social –FIES, Madrid).



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