Special Issue "Clusters, Geographies, Economies, Innovations"

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tommi Inkinen

Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS), University of Turku, Filand
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Interests: innovation; economic geography; transport logistics; information society and geography; maritime logistics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on economic geographies, clusters, and innovations. Suitable topics include, e.g., studies on economic geography, digitalization, urban development, clusters, and innovations. This themed issue welcomes article proposals that will provide insight into spatial formations of information, communication, technologies, and knowledge production from various perspectives including analyses of the public and private sectors, together with NGOs and other stakeholders. Potential papers may focus on theoretical developments or empirical analyses. The articles are targeted at the academic community, as well as practitioners, such as spatial developers, planners, and officers, in order to increase the understanding of the dynamics and factors effecting spatial economy (in particular, information regarding the challenges and obstacles that should be considered in decision making in cities or/and peripheral locations).

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Integration of spatial analysis and knowledge-based theory
  • Regional case studies of technology geographies
  • Epistemological considerations of information- and knowledge-driven studies of spatial or regional development
  • Spatial scaling of knowledge sources for economic growth
  • Clusters of knowledge creation
  • Urban–rural dichotomies and digitalization
  • Case-based solutions for local knowledge economies
  • Comparative studies of innovative growth
  • Geographical differentiation of innovation and knowledge production between and within countries
  • Local lessons of science/technology andinnovation initiatives
  • Policy studies of technology
  • Travelling theory, location context, and ICT

Prof. Dr. Tommi Inkinen
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 650 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Economic geography
  • Clusters
  • Innovative cities
  • Economy
  • Innovation
  • Spatial development

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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