Meric S. Gertler (PhD Harvard University 1983, MCP University of California, Berkeley 1979) is Professor in the Department of Geography, and a member of the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. His research interests include regional and national systems of innovation; technology, institutions, and work cultures (comparative analysis of Germany and North America); creativity, culture, and economic change in Canadian, American, and European cities. # Research Interests Regional and national systems of innovation # Technology production and use in its spatial context: relations between Canadian users and overseas producers of advanced technologies (with emphasis on German firms) # Political economy of technological change and industrial reorganization in its geographical context: Canada, United States and Europe # Local and regional economic development policy and planning # Economic change in the Toronto region.

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