The Competitiveness Challenge for Secondary Capitals
Chapter 3: The cases under scrutiny
This brief chapter justifies the selection of Bern, Ottawa, The Hague, and Washington, DC from the population of Secondary Capital Cities in OECD countries based on a ‘most similar systems’ design. The chapter shows that the configurations in the two main explanatory factors – Regional Innovation System and Multilevel Governance setting – vary, whereas potential influential control factors are largely stable.
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