The objective of this paper is to review influential theories of regulation and corporate governance with a view to arriving at a rigorous inter-disciplinary framework for the analysis of centrally coordinated regional innovation and regional development policy. In particular, it will combine Lazonick and O'Sullivan's Conditions of the Innovative Enterprise framework with a 'spatial Keynesian' Analysis, to highlight the often-overlooked linkage between (spatially articulated) macroeconomic policies of full employment, infrastructure development and training and regional innovation policy. It will then examine opportunities for empirical analysis that are afforded by this integrative approach.
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