This chapter discusses the empirical background which advanced the design of a new research method. It deals with an outline of this method which enables a dynamic micro-approach. The focus will be on insights that can be achieved by the method and on conceptual and methodological issues which need a strong attention when using the method. The chapter explains the proposed research within a broader perspective and identifies how it can contribute to an understanding of changes in development trajectories of regions and cities. It also discusses how microscopic insights into the dynamics of innovation can contribute to knowledge on the development paths of regions and cities. Many micro-oriented studies on innovation in the Netherlands have been based upon traditional theory, such as incubation, filtering-down and contact-systems theories. A longitudinal approach can equally be applied to the analysis of impacts of various cyclical developments on conditions that shape innovation.
|Title of host publication||The Dynamics of Innovative Regions|
|Subtitle of host publication||The GREMI Approach|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|