1. Introduction: About the Origin of Local Innovations 2. Why Are Some Cities More Innovative Than Others? An Answer Based on an Interpretive Concept 3. Athens 4. Bensheim 5. Chania 6. Elefsina 7. Frankfurt 8. Kalamata 9. Kassel 10. Leipzig 11. Offenbach 12. Thessaloniki 13. A Comparative Analysis of Communicative Mechanisms and Narratives Supporting Innovations
Hubert Heinelt is Professor in the Institute of Political Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, and Advisory Professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.
Björn Egner is Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Political Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
Nikolaos-Komninos Hlepas is Professor in the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.