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Governing Smart Specialisation

1st Edition

Edited by Dimitrios Kyriakou, Manuel Palazuelos Martínez, Inmaculada Periáñez-Forte, Alessandro Rainoldi

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234 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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In recent years, smart specialisation has been a key building block of regional economic and development policy across the European Union. Providing targeted support for innovation and research, it has helped identify those areas of greatest strategic potential, developing mechanisms to involve the fullest range of stakeholders, before setting strategic priorities and using the policy to maximize the knowledge-based potential of a region or territory.

Governing Smart Specialisation contributes to the emerging debate about the role of the ‘entrepreneurial discovery process’ (EDP), which is at the heart of smart specialisation strategies for regional economic transformation. Particular focus in placed on what methods, procedures and institutional conditions are necessary in order to generate information that helps buttress policy decisions. It draws on existing literature that analyses the relevance of EDP within smart specialisation for regional policy. Chapters are complemented with case studies about regions with different geographical and socioeconomic characteristics in Europe: from Norwegian regions to the Greek region of East Macedonia and Thrace.

As one of the first books to directly address the EDP, this is essential reading for students interested in regional economics, public policy, urban studies and technology innovation, as well as for policy makers in regional and national administrations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 The Concept of the "Entrepreneurial Discovery Process"

Dominique Foray

Chapter 2 Addressing EDP Pitfalls: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty

Dimitrios Kyriakou

Chapter 3 Institutions and the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process for Smart Specialization

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Callum Wilkie

Chapter 4 Speaking Truth to Power: The Political Dynamics of Public Sector Innovation

Kevin Morgan

Chapter 5 Structuring the entrepreneurial discovery process to promote private-public sector engagement

Francesco Grillo Scuola

Chapter 6 Entrepreneurial discovery process and Research and Technology Organisations

David Charles and Katerina Ciampi Stancova

Chapter 7 Monitoring Innovation and Development Strategies: Stakeholder Involvement, Learning, and Sustainable Policy Cycles

Carlo Gianelle and Alexander Kleibrink

Chapter 8 Bridging the gap between science, market and policy in Andalusia

Inmaculada Periañez-Forte and Clemente J. Navarro

Chapter 9 Implementing the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process in Eastern Macedonia & Thrace

Elisabetta Marinelli, Mark Boden and Karel Haegeman

Chapter 10 Continuous priority setting in the Norwegian VRI programme

Jens Sörvik and Inger Midtkandal

Chapter 11 Smart Specialisation entering the Finnish territory

Marja Nissinen

Chapter 12 The Impact of the entrepreneurial discovery process on the Decentralisation of Innovation Policies in central and eastern European Member States

Krzysztof Mieszkowski

Conclusion

About the Editors

Dimitrios Kyriakou is Senior Analyst of the Knowledge for Growth Unit at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Spain.

Manuel Palazuelos Martínez is Project leader of the Knowledge for Growth Unit at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Spain.

Inmaculada Periáñez-Forte is Scientific Officer of the Knowledge for Growth Unit at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Spain.

Alessandro Rainoldi is Head of the Knowledge for Growth Unit at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Spain.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS020000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development