Human Capital in Low-Tech Manufacturing: The Geography of the Knowledge Economy in Denmark.

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Abstract

An essential feature associated with the rise of the knowledge economy has been the increasing focus on the importance of human capital as a precondition for economic growth. Human capital has been found to have a positive impact on the economic growth of high-tech industries, however, the influence of human capital on the development of low-tech industries is yet to be analysed. This paper provides such an examination of low-tech industries based on an analysis of employment data within manufacturing industries in Denmark in the period 1993-2006. The findings highlight, first, that human capital appears to be equally important for economic development in low-tech industries and, second, that the divide between the large urban regions, especially Copenhagen, and the rest of the country plays the primary role in explaining the geography of human capital. These findings stress the relevance of a broad conception of the knowledge economy which goes beyond high-tech industries.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier
  • Kulturgeografi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1693-1710
TidskriftEuropean Planning Studies
Volym22
Utgåva nummer8
StatusPublished - 2014
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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