Talent attraction and the factors that make places attractive to creative, mobile talent are key emerging areas of policy interest. The fundamental aim of this research is to understand the performances of regions across the UK and Europe with reference to the knowledge-based economy and to assess the extent quality of place – that is amenities, lifestyle and environmental quality – affect the ability of regions to attract talent and to generate and sustain knowledge-based industry. The project will examine the relationship between talent, technology, creativity and diversity in city-regions in UK compared to those in other European countries and North American metropolitan regions. This work offers a means to further investigate the importance of location decisions in the knowledge economy, the importance of higher education in the knowledge economy and the importance of immigration and settlement, as well as the nurturing of arts and creativity.
Author: Phillip Cooke Date: 05 October 2007 Full research report
Author: Phillip Cooke Date: 05 October 2007 Research summary
Author: Philip Cooke Date: 01 January 2007 Journal article
Author: Philip Cooke Date: 01 January 2007 Occasional paper
Author: Philip Cooke Date: 01 January 2006 Discussion paper