The Regional Studies Association has commissioned a Policy Expo to look at place-based policy and its implementation around the globe. Andrew Beer, Markku Sotarauta, Sarah Ayres, Jiri Blazek and Fiona McKenzie took up the challenge. See for more HERE.
A new report on green patents has been published as part of the GONST project by WP3 researchers – click HERE to learn more
Small piece on issues potentially trapping smart specialisation from HERE
Some regions turn out to be agile Davids and some transform into powerful Goliaths, but how will these transitions happen? Do we recognize the variety of these transition processes and are they real? What kinds of urban and regional development strategies are feasible?
Join us 17-19 June 2019 to mull over these questions (https://events.uta.fi/norsa2019/)
Cai, Y., Normann, R., Pinheiro, R. & Sotarauta, M. 2018. Economic specialization and diversification at the country and regional level: introducing a conceptual framework to study innovation policy logics. European Planning Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2018.1529142
Click the picture to order / see a review from HERE
Sotarauta, M. 2018. Smart specialization and place leadership: dreaming about shared visions, falling into policy traps? Regional Studies, Regional Science, 5(1) 190-203
RSA Annual Conference 2018. A World of Flows: Labour Mobility, Capital and Knowledge in an Age of Global Reversal and Regional Revival. 3rd – 6th June 2018, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.
- Suvinen, N. & Sotarauta, M. Towards Institutionalised Green Economy in Finland
- Sotarauta, M. Smart Specialisation and Place Leadership: Dreaming about Shared Visions, Falling into Policy Traps
- Raagmaa, G., Kolehmainen, J. & Keerberg, A. The Organisational Resilience of Regional Higher Educational Institutions and Local Institutional Change. Insights from Kuressaare, Estonia and Seinäjoki, Finland
Sotarauta, M. & Suvinen, N. 2018. Institutional Agency and Path Creation: Institutional Path from Industrial to Knowledge City. Isaksen, A., Martin, R. & Trippl, M. (eds.) New Avenues for Regional Innovation Systems – Theoretical Advances, Empirical Cases and Policy Lessons. 85-104. Springer.