Enhancing Innovative Capabilities in Lagging Regions: An Extra-Regional Collaborative Approach to RIS3

Mariachiara Barzotto, Carlo Corradini, Felicia Fai, Sandrine Labory, Philip R Tomlinson

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Abstract

Smart Specialisation (S3) is a place-based industrial strategy which forms the major component of the European Union’s 2020 Innovation policy (RIS3). Lagging regions, however, lack the technological capabilities and networks to fully participate and benefit from RIS3. Extra-regional collaboration offers lagging regions opportunities for technological upgrading to overcome this deficit. Using patent data for EU NUTS2 regions, we find extra-regional collaboration raises innovation in lagging regions, although collaborations based upon technological relatedness might be less effective, compared to advanced regions. This has implications for the design of policies to engender extra-regional collaboration and their alignment with RIS3 initiatives.
LanguageEnglish
JournalCambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
DOIs
StatusAccepted/In press - 14 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Extra-Regional Collaboration
  • Lagging Regions
  • smart specialisation
  • RIS3
  • Patents
  • Europe/epidemiology

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Enhancing Innovative Capabilities in Lagging Regions: An Extra-Regional Collaborative Approach to RIS3. / Barzotto, Mariachiara ; Corradini, Carlo ; Fai, Felicia; Labory, Sandrine ; Tomlinson, Philip R.

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