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Learning and innovation in organizations, sectors and regions

Increasingly districts and regions appear as focal points for learning and knowledge creation in this new age of global, knowledge-intensive capitalism and, done well many look to them as increasingly important sources of innovation and economic growth. This increasing role of the region is based in "untraded interdependencies" which underpin their "relational advantages". This is social capital, formal and informal norms and rules which can foster reciprocal understanding and mutual confidence among the agents of the regional economy.