This chapter examines the unique insights provided by the relational approach to knowledge and
innovation developed by economic geographers. It shows how the focus in the approach on social
interactions and their spatiality, and on a research methodology that generates fine-grained
insights into these, opens up a series of important questions about knowledge and innovation. In
particular emphasis falls on how in organizations and public policy, rather than managing knowledge
and innovation themselves, efforts should be made to manage the interactions that produce knowledge
and innovation. The chapter explores these contentions through existing research and considers
future directions for analysis.
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