Innovation, Global Change and Territorial Resilience (New Horizons in Regional Science series)
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The critical message of this book is that in the current context of global change, local and national territories have to upgrade their resilience in terms of improving both their competitiveness and capability to innovate.
Localized creativity, small high-tech entrepreneurship, related innovation platforms, social capital embedded in dynamically open territorial communities and context-specific though continuously upgrading policy platforms are all means to face new challenges and to promote increased absorptive capacity within local and national territories. The contributors illustrate that these capabilities are much needed in the current globalized economy as a path towards sustainability and for creating new opportunities for their inhabitants. They analyze the challenges and development prospects of local/regional production systems internally, across territories, and in terms of their potential and territorial connectivity which can help exploit opportunities for proactive policy actions. This is increasingly relevant in the current climate, in which the balanced allocation of resources and opportunities, particularly for SMEs, cannot be expected to be the automatic result of the working of the market.
Exploring conceptual and methodological aspects, and documenting original accounts of innovative territories, this book will be of great interest to academics, students and researchers within the fields of economics, industrial organization, and technology and innovation.
Contributors: A. Amighini, C. Aragon, M.J. Aranguren, H. Bakhshi, P. Bianchi, A. Bravo-Biosca, F. Comptour, P. Cooke, J.R. Cuadrado-Roura, J.L. Curbelo, L. De Propris, M. Delgado, A. Eriksson, S. Franco Rodriguez, J.J. Gibaja Martins, P. Gratzke, C. Iturrioz, J. Karlsen, C. Ketels, S. Labory, M. Landabaso, M. Larrea, L. Lazzeretti, B. MacAulay, A. Murciego Alonso, M. Navarro Arancegui, M.D. Parrilli, M. Perlo Cohen, R. Rabellotti, A. Rodriguez-Pose, M. Sanfilippo, A. Saxenian, A. Vazquez Barquero, S. Westlake, J.R. Wilson, F. Zhang
emphasized the need to respond quickly to such challenges, as large national economies have joined the international market on the basis of traditional cost advantages, but also on the basis of new advances made in technological and non-technological innovation. Many countries find themselves squeezed out of their former marketplaces. However, this situation not only creates threats and challenges, but also opens up opportunities that have to be exploited to create room for more balanced
innovations from one industry could be shown to representatives of different industries for them to assess the knowledge transfer and recombination potential of specific technology applications. How does Bayern Innovativ’s proactive regional innovation policy work? Figure 2.3 gives an indication whereby matrix management of potential innovation opportunities at intersections between industries, some having been beneficiaries of earlier cluster programme investments, and technologies occur. These
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was based upon the intention to value the traditional embeddedness of this province and region in its industrial roots. In the early 1990s the Guggenheim Museum was built in the regenerated area of the river ‘Ría’ where the former shipbuilding factories were based (now relocated closer to the estuary of the river). The Guggenheim itself is built of steel and titanium, among other metals and materials, as a means to connect very closely the culture of the city with its industrial tradition.
Kepa Korta, San Sebastian Municipality, and Itziar Mena, EIKEN. 1. An industrial filière is a chain of subsequent economic activities starting from raw materials to final products. 2. We extend the notion of local production system (LPS) to the creative economy and we define creative LPSs as LPSs specialized in creative industries according to the industrial district approach Then we separate them according to their specialization in traditional and non-traditional creative industries. 3.