Territorial innovation models: Which consequences in terms of policy design for peripheral regions? a Portuguese perspective

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Abstract

Innovation has been assuming an increasing role in regional policy over the past three decades. Public policies have been moulded by “best practice models” associated with new technologies and successful urban-metropolitan areas. However, the lessons obtained from these examples are seldom convenient to other territorial environments, and less attention has been paid to the role regional policies grounded on the upgrade of the innovation potential are playing in peripheral regions with structural development problems. The main objectives of this study are to first analyse the main challenges globalization and the knowledge economy bring to those territories. This discussion will be situated in the main theoretical frameworks that may allow a better understanding of the relationship innovation-territory. With an overall view of the Portuguese innovation system and its regional dimensions, insights about the main implications for the design and implementation of territorially embedded innovation policies will be made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Spatial Science
EditorsHugo Pinto, Teresa Noronha, Eric Vaz
Place of PublicationSringer, Cham
PublisherSpringer
Pages233-250
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-95134-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Spatial Science
ISSN (Print)1430-9602
ISSN (Electronic)2197-9375

Keywords

  • Innovation policy
  • Innovation systems
  • Peripheral regions
  • Portugal
  • Territorial innovation theories

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