Regional Innovation Strategies
offers the first comprehensive analysis of the new wave of innovation-oriented regional policies. It draws conclusions from the European Regional Technology Plans and Regional Innovation Strategies, both in old industrialised areas and in regions where development is slow, and compares this with US and Canadian experiences.
Anticipating the enlargement of the EU, Regional Innovation Strategies also assesses the growing interest in the subject within policy, academic and practitioner circles in Central and Eastern European countries. This book aims to provide information on the new regional innovation polices and gives the first assessment of this promising pool of regional experiences.
Table of Contents
1. A Regional Perspective on Innovation: From Theory to Strategy. 2. Developing Regional Innovation Strategies: The European Commission as Animateur. 3. Towards a Knowledge-Intensive Economy: The RTP Process in Limburg. 4. Creating a Regional Innovation Policy in Lorraine. 5. Learning Through Strategy-Making - The RTP in Wales. 6. The "Innovative Region" Strategy: Lessons from the Central Macedonia Regional Technology Plan. 7. Regional Innovation Strategies: The Key Challenges for Castilla y Leon as one of Europe's Less-Favoured Regions. 8. From Planned Economy to Global Markets: The RITTS Project in South Brandenburg. 9. Prospects for Building Technology Policy in Central and Eastern Europe. 10. Regional Technology and Innovative Strategies in the United States: Small Steps, High Expectations. Regional Innovation Strategies in Quebec: The Bas-Saint-Laurent Region. 12. The New Wave of Innovation-Oriented Regional Policies: Retrospect and Prospects.