The Entrepreneurial Discovery Process and Regional Development: New Knowledge Emergence, Conversion and Exploitation

1st Edition

Åge Mariussen, Seija Virkkala, Håkon Finne, Tone Merethe Aasen

Published December 20, 2018
Reference - 332 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138574557 - CAT# Y382550
Series: Regions and Cities


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There is a broad and long-standing debate on possible solutions to the regional vulnerabilities of globalisation. In 2014, the European Commission began implementing Smart Specialisation Strategy, a place-based strategy of growth, regional transformation and new industrial policy with collective entrepreneurial discovery processes (EDP) at its core. This volume approaches the mystery of entrepreneurial discovery; that is, how relevant knowledge is created, converted and shared in a process of discovery.

These essays bring together scholars from economics, geography, sociology, organisation studies, innovation studies, and complexity theory, offering new approaches to overcome the limitations of place-based development and suggesting improved methods leading to growth.

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