Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 Book Launch: Innovation in Real Places: Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World

Wednesday, April 21, 20212:00PM - 3:00PMOnline Event, Online Event


For the last few decades, the dominant growth model has been to focus on technological innovation. Yet, while a small number of cities and regions have benefited, many other communities have struggled. In his latest book, Innovation in Real Places: Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World, Dan Breznitz sets out to challenge this model and sets out how these communities might succeed. He argues that by understanding the changed structure of the global system of production and then using those insights to enable communities to recognize their own advantages, cities and regions can foster surprising forms of specialized innovation.

On April 21, join us as Dan Breznitz sits down to discuss his new book with Ludwig Siegele, US Technology Editor at The Economist.

Innovation in Real Places is currently available as an ebook and will be available at local bookstores, as well as from Indigo and Amazon, on April 17. You can find links to purchase at Oxford University Press.


Dan Breznitz
Professor and Munk Chair of Innovation Studies, and Co-Director of the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Ludwig Siegele
US Technology Editor, The Economist

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