13 May 2011

Call for Papers: Spatial Knowledge-Based Development

A special issue of International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development

This special issue aims to increase knowledge of spatial knowledge-based development (SK-BD) in an international context. It welcomes articles that provide insight into spatial formations of knowledge-based development from various perspectives including analyses of public and private sectors together with NGOs and other stakeholders.

Potential papers may focus on theoretical developments or empirical analyses. The issue is aimed at the academic community as well as practitioners, such as spatial developers, planners and officers, in order to increase understanding of the dynamics and factors affecting KBD; in particular, information regarding the challenges and obstacles that should be considered in decision making in cities of various sizes and/or peripheral locations.

The issue’s broad research themes may be addressed through case studies or international comparisons. The purpose of the issue is to further explore any academic, conceptual, methodological or application-based research work being done across countries with regard to spatial development and/or the analysis of KBD projects at changing spatial scales.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Integration of spatial analysis and knowledge-based theory
  • Regional case studies of KBD
  • Epistemological considerations for information- and knowledge-driven studies of spatial or regional development
  • Spatial scaling of knowledge sources for economic growth
  • Cities as clusters of knowledge creation
  • Urban-rural dichotomies and KBD
  • Case-based solutions for local knowledge economies
  • Comparative studies of KBD and innovative growth
  • Geographical differentiation of KBD between and within countries
  • Local lessons of KBD initiatives
  • Policy studies of KBD
  • Travelling theory, location context and KBD
  • Conceptual elaborations of KBD and spatial aspects
Important Dates
Submission of full paper: 15 October, 2011
Notification of review results: 15 December, 2011
Final paper submission: 31 January, 2012

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