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Smart specialisation strategies on the periphery: a data-triangulation approach to governance issues and practices

Smart specialisation strategies on the periphery: a data-triangulation approach to governance issues and practices

Ghinoi, Stefano ORCID: 0000-0002-9857-4736, Steiner, Bodo, Makkonen, Teemu and Hassink, Robert (2020) Smart specialisation strategies on the periphery: a data-triangulation approach to governance issues and practices. Regional Studies, 55 (3). pp. 402-413. ISSN 0034-3404 (Print), 1360-0591 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2020.1791321)

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Abstract

In spite of our current understanding of Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) design and implementation, an understanding of interrelated governance practices aimed at addressing S3 governance issues is lacking. Applying a data-triangulation approach to a large peripheral Finnish region (Lapland), the analysis suggests that S3 implementation faces two key challenges: first, the development of stakeholder networks to support diversified specialization; and second, the lack of entrepreneurial discovery activity and associated differentiation of specialization. Policy solutions aimed at successful S3 implementation could focus on more targeted stakeholder engagement to mobilize resources for further diversified specialization.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-ncnd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart Specialisation; governance; regional development; sparsely populated areas; peripheral regions; Finland
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC)
Faculty of Business > Networks and Urban Systems Centre (NUSC) > Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA)
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 11:59
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/29155

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