Advances in the Theory and Practice of Smart Specialization

Regional growth in the European Union hinges to a large extent on smart specialization, a new and exciting theme in economic innovation studies. Advances in the Theory and Practice of Smart Specialization illuminates problems that have stifled the implementation of smart specialization policies, such as unique regional constraints and the inter-dependent demands of economic growth and commercial development. Forward-looking and pragmatic, it provides guidance for developing smart specialization strategies both to those involved in European affairs and others grappling with regional innovation and economic development worldwide. Emphasizes specific contexts for smart specialization, its international approach and institutional preconditions Examines comparable initiatives worldwide Explains how to implement smart specialization policies given different development levels of regions and countries

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  • Author : Slavo Radosevic
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 394 pages
  • ISBN : 0128041595
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Advances in the Theory and Practice of Smart Specialization

Advances in the Theory and Practice of Smart Specialization
  • Author : Slavo Radosevic,Adrian Curaj,Radu Gheorghiu,Liviu Andreescu,Imogen Wade
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 17 August 2017
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Regional growth in the European Union hinges to a large extent on smart specialization, a new and exciting theme in economic innovation studies. Advances in the Theory and Practice of Smart Specialization illuminates problems that have stifled the implementation of smart specialization policies, such as unique regional constraints and the inter-dependent demands of economic growth and commercial development. Forward-looking and pragmatic, it provides guidance for developing smart specialization strategies both to those involved in European affairs and others grappling with

The Routledge International Handbook of European Social Transformations

The Routledge International Handbook of European Social Transformations
  • Author : Peeter Vihalemm,Anu Masso,Signe Opermann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 November 2017
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This book focuses on social transformations as one of the central topics in the social sciences. The study of European social transformations is very valuable in the context of universal discussions within social sciences: explaining invariable, universal attributes of societies and examining changing attributes. The book consists of 20 chapters on European social transformations, written from the perspectives of distinguished scholars from such disciplines as economics, political science, educational science, geography, media and communication studies, public management and administration, social psychology

Partnerships for Regional Innovation and Development

Partnerships for Regional Innovation and Development
  • Author : Marta Gancarczyk,Anna Ujwary-Gil,Manuel González-López
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 06 August 2021
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This monograph presents the experience in the implementation of smart specialization strategies (S3) from multilevel policy governance, as well as from the bottom-up perspectives of firms, clusters, and networks in selected European countries. The presented research focuses on relevance and feasibility of the S3 adoption, emphasizing the importance of linking policy considerations with partnerships at lower governance levels. The major contribution of the presented research rests in theoretical implications and practical recommendations relevant for the implementation of regional S3 in

Universities and Regional Economic Development

Universities and Regional Economic Development
  • Author : Paul Benneworth
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 15 August 2018
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In a knowledge-based economy, universities are vital institutions. This volume explores the roles that universities can play in peripheral regions, contributing to processes of regional economic development and innovative growth. Including a series of case studies drawn from Portugal, Norway, Finland, the Czech Republic, Estonia and the Dutch-German border region, this will be the first book to offer a comprehensive comparative overview of universities in European economically peripheral regions. These studies seek to explore the tensions that arise in peripheral

Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era

Smart Cities in the Post-algorithmic Era
  • Author : Nicos Komninos,Christina Kakderi
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 27 December 2019
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Examining the changing nature of cities in the face of smart technology, this book studies key new challenges and capabilities defined by the Internet of Things, data science, blockchain and artificial intelligence. It argues that using algorithmic logic alone for automation and optimisation in modern smart cities is not sufficient, and analyses the importance of integrating this with strong participatory governance and digital platforms for community action.

Handbook of Regional Growth and Development Theories

Handbook of Regional Growth and Development Theories
  • Author : Roberta Capello,Peter Nijkamp
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 20 October 2021
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Regional economics – an established discipline for several decades – has undergone a period of rapid change in the last ten years resulting in the emergence of several new perspectives. At the same time the methodology of regional economics has also experienced some surprising developments. This fully revised and updated Handbook brings together contributions looking at new pathways in regional economics, written by many well-known international scholars. The aim is to present the most cutting-edge theories explaining regional growth and local development.

New Challenges in Economic Policy, Business, and Management

New Challenges in Economic Policy, Business, and Management
  • Author : Anna Ujwary-Gil,Marta Gancarczyk
  • Publisher : Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Release : 01 January 2020
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The first part of this volume broadens the understanding of contemporary industrial policy in local, regional, national, and international contexts. The chapter by Wojnicka-Sycz (2020) undertakes one of the most important challenges in RIS3, i.e. the evaluation of the impact of regional SS industries on the development of Polish regions. Based on the spatial panel models for 2012–2017, she reveals the positive impact of SS industries’ employment dynamics on regional GDP per capita. The chapter responds to the research gap in

The Entrepreneurial Discovery Process and Regional Development

The Entrepreneurial Discovery Process and Regional Development
  • Author : Åge Mariussen,Seija Virkkala,Håkon Finne,Tone Merethe Aasen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 20 December 2018
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There is a broad and long-standing debate on possible solutions to the regional vulnerabilities of globalisation. In 2014, the European Commission began implementing Smart Specialisation Strategy, a place-based strategy of growth, regional transformation and new industrial policy with collective entrepreneurial discovery processes (EDP) at its core. This volume approaches the mystery of entrepreneurial discovery; that is, how relevant knowledge is created, converted and shared in a process of discovery. These essays bring together scholars from economics, geography, sociology, organisation studies, innovation

Social and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Social and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Author : Grzegorz Gorzelak
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 13 August 2019
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The integration of post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe into the EU is one of the success stories of European development. The region has seen significant economic convergence, dramatic changes in socio-economic indicators and improvements in the natural environment. However, some challenges remain, such as political divergence, public governance issues and population demographics. This book identifies and analyses the key post-1990 developments across the New Member States at the sub-national and national levels, with frequent country-level and regional comparisons. Careful attention

Industry 4.0 and Regional Transformations

Industry 4.0 and Regional Transformations
  • Author : Lisa De Propris,David Bailey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 April 2020
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This edited volume brings together a group of expert contributors to explorebthe opportunities and the challenges that Industry 4.0 (smart manufacturing) is likely to pose for regions, fi rms and jobs in Europe. Drawing on theory and empirical cases, it considers emerging issues like servitization, new innovation models for local production systems and the increase in reshoring. Industry 4.0 and Regional Transformations captures the complexity of this new manufacturing model in an accessible way and considers its implications for the future. It

Creating Social Value Through Social Entrepreneurship

Creating Social Value Through Social Entrepreneurship
  • Author : Fındıklı, Mine Afacan,Acar Erdur, Duygu
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 04 December 2020
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With today’s current problems, including forced migrations, inadequate education and healthcare systems, environmental threats, economic crises, poverty, etc., it has become evident that systemic social change is needed. Unfortunately, creating, maintaining, and fostering sustainable social value is not easy. In this respect, social entrepreneurs can act as change agents with their social missions. Yet, the role of social entrepreneurship in creating sustainable social value is still in an embryonic state. Creating Social Value Through Social Entrepreneurship contains expert research

EU Regional and Urban Policy

EU Regional and Urban Policy
  • Author : Valeria Fedeli,Camilla Lenzi,Paola Briata,Luisa Pedrazzini
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 07 December 2019
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The book critically reflects on some of the most important novelties and experimentations in the context of the European Union’s renewed urban and regional policy in the last programming period, 2014-2020. In particular, it examines four main innovations characterizing this period, which emerged as a result of the deep rethinking and reorganization of Cohesion Policy in the spirit of the place-based approach to local development, i.e. the development of the smart specialization strategy, the establishment of macro-regions, the