Niccolò Innocenti

Niccolò Innocenti
European University Institute | EUI · Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

PhD

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Introduction
Niccolò Innocenti currently works at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute. Niccolò does research in Evolutionary Economics Geography, Innovation studies, telecommunications, artificial intelligence and the growth of new ventures.

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Publications (27)
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The European Regional Development Funds for the programmatic cycle 2014-2020 aims to support regions that implement an innovation strategy based on Smart Specialisation. Within this framework, the European Commission emphasises the role of smart specialisation in favouring regional transformation, enhancing competitiveness and fostering resilience....
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The article aims to analysing the literature on AI in regional sciences to understand the evolution of the topic in the field. Through a bibliometric analysis, it identifies the most publishing journals, most cited authors and relevant topics analysing more than 800 articles published between 1986 and 2020. Moreover, it reviews the most recent aven...
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The relationship between culture and economy is facing a new phase based on an increasing connection between culture, creativity and technological innovation. A New Era is beginning where cultural organisations may face different challenges that emerged from the diffusion of digital technology. The digital revolution has pervaded and transformed no...
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Adopting a comparative perspective, this article examines whether, in light of the ongoing changes in the postal markets, incumbent postal operators are likely to keep dominating the industry, and whether new entrants’ strategies are more likely to succeed nationally or in niche segments. It will also contribute to the lively debate as to whether a...
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This paper studies the role of the inventors’ networks and the diversity of the local industrial structure for regional innovation, differentiating between regions' production of normal and breakthrough innovations. Our results suggest that, on the one hand, local related variety enhances the overall innovation rate, while unrelated variety support...
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The introduction of the fifth generation of mobile technology (5G) is expected to bring disruptive changes. These changes will be much more pervasive than any previous introduction of new mobile ‘generations’ and they are expected to influence the whole economy. For this reason, the global rush for 5G technology is not only considered crucial in ec...
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An emerging stream of entrepreneurship studies is debating how knowledge composition influences the capacity of territories to give birth to new firms. This paper aims to study the dynamics linking new firm formation and relatedness. Some studies demonstrate that proximity between different but related sectors positively influences new firms format...
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This paper analyzes the relationship between a new indicator of economic context, economic complexity (EC), and fertility change in Italian provinces between 2006 and 2015. We hypothesize that the level of EC is associated with fertility as it reflects a territory’s capacity to innovate, grow and create job opportunities. The results illustrate a c...
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This paper analyses entrepreneurship adopting the concept of ‘emergence’, defined in the literature on entrepreneurship and complexity, as the creation of a new order, arising from the interactions between its elements. We hypothesise that the recent evolution of (and interaction between) i) entrepreneurial figures and their functions, (ii) firms’...
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The aim of this paper is twofold. First, it aims to investigate whether the structure of knowledge networks (within and across urban areas) is important for the inventive capacity of cities. Second, it analyses whether the diversity and variety of the industrial structures of cities influence local knowledge networks and, consequently, foster inven...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relational dynamics for innovation and, in particular, the impact of the openness of innovation process on the innovation capacity of organisations in restricted geographical contexts. Design/methodology/approach Through a negative binomial regression, the work analyses how the characteristic...
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The aim of the research is to investigate whether the structure of knowledge networks and the variety of the local industrial structure are important for regional innovation and if the interplay between these two forces has an additional effect on local innovativeness. The research analyses co‐patenting collaborations at firm level in the Italian p...
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The present work uses an evolutionary economic geography framework to contribute to the literature on the combinatorial dimension of differentiated knowledge bases (DKB). The aim is to determine if there is a pattern of knowledge creation that does not rely on one specific knowledge base, and if the three knowledge bases require the presence of oth...
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The role of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in fostering innovation and growth in the wider economy has been much debated, beginning with Bakhshi et al. (2008) seminal contribution. Such studies of creative industries assign a strategic role to territories, but they provide little empirical evidence. In this paper, the issues of the cre...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to capture the role of internal and external characteristics in favouring the growth of innovative start-ups at an early stage of their life. Design/methodology/approach The empirical approach of this paper is based on an econometric analysis applied to all Italian innovative start-ups with four and five year...
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Research on cultural and creative industries (CCIs) is of growing importance in the field of the creative economy (Jones et al. 2015; Potts 2016). Following the early contributions on creative cities or creative class (Landry 2000; Florida 2002), CCIs have come to represent an increasingly independent topic, with a shift in focus from ‘cultural ind...
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The aim of this study is to investigate the role and importance of related variety in fostering employment growth, covering the period 1991-2011 for the Italian case. This work supports the study of economic and local development from the perspective of the related-variety approach, focusing on the need for a certain degree of cognitive proximity a...
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Objectives. The aim of the work is to capture the role of internal and external characteristics in favouring the growth of innovative start-ups in their early stage of life. Methodology. The empirical approach of this paper is based on an econometrics analysis applied to 198 innovative start-ups. Findings. The results achieved in this work reveal t...
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Objectives. The aim of this paper is to investigate how firms develop the transition from closed to open innovation and how this process occurs throughout R&D project networks. Methodology. The work develops a longitudinal case study analysis of 8 Tuscan companies that have developed R&D projects in inter-organizational networks in the period. It i...
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The aim of the present research is to investigate the intellectual structure of creative economy research (CER) with a bibliometric analysis based on co-citation. Firstly, we try to reconstruct the evolution of academic research on creative economy with particular attention to the themes of regional and local economic development. Secondly, we inve...
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Cultural and creative industries (CCIs) have recently become highly relevant with regard to creative economy research, as they are considered drivers of regional and urban innovation policies and economic growth. CCIs are a priority sector on the European agenda and represent an excellent opportunity to exit the current economic crisis. In the lite...
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The purpose of this chapter is to explore the factors behind the clustering of tourist firms and to analyse the reasons for the formation of clusters in tourist destinations. Recent studies exploring the growth of destinations have suggested that the presence of clusters is the main reason for their competitiveness. The chapter contributes to this...
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Over the last years, Social Media (SM) have been emphasized as a means for nonprofit organizations to build and strengthen relations with a variety of stakeholders, although empirical studies have found a substantial delay in their adoption compared to profit-driven organizations. Less attention has been devoted to the cultural sector, wherein SM h...

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PI Daniele Vignoli. To generate new knowledge on if, how, and under what circumstances economic uncertainty matters for fertility in contemporary Europe, adopting a cross-country comparative approach.