Coffee Break With Researchers -Frank Moulaert: Towards a social innovation
Moulaert F. & Mehmood A. (2019) Towards a social innovation (SI) based epistemology in local development analysis: lessons from twenty years of EU research. European Planning Studies, 1-20. Researcher… The interviewee Frank Moulaert Emeritus Professor of Economics and Spatial Planning Planning & Development, Faculty of Engineering, Catholic University of Leuven Heverlee, Belgium Hi, welcome Read more.
Coffee Break With Researchers -Annalisa Caloffi: Regional policy mixes for enterprise and innovation
The paper identifies different regional policy mixes, ranging from the more minimal to the more proactive or entrepreneurial and verifies their diffusion in the Italian regional enterprise and innovation policies. The empirical analysis is based on an original database containing every enterprise and innovation programme that has been implemented in Italy from 2007 to 2013, Read more.
Coffee Break With Researchers -Arne Isaksen: Industrial development in thin regions
Industrial development in thin regions: trapped in path extension?  Abstract Recent theorizing of path dependence supplements the traditional view of regional path-dependent industrial development characterized by lock-in effects with paths dealing with change, that is, path renewal and path creation. Few studies, however, examine why different types of regions experience diverse path-dependent development. This article Read more.
Coffee Break With Researchers -Pedro Marques: Spaces of novelty
Spaces of novelty: Can universities play a catalytic role in less developed regions?  Abstract Over the past few decades, universities have been asked to become ever more involved in the development of their regions and countries, through knowledge dissemination, contribution to policy debates or even by becoming leaders in stakeholder coalitions. However, as has been Read more.
Coffee Break With Researchers -Franz Tödtling: Combinatorial Knowledge and Innovation Performance
Does combinatorial knowledge lead to a better innovation performance of firms? The knowledge base concept in the past was often applied in its “pure form”, i.e. it was assumed that there are dominant knowledge bases in particular sectors and firms shaping knowledge and innovation processes and related networks. For “analytical sectors” such as biotech, it Read more.
Coffee Break With Researchers – Markku Sotarauta: Smart specialization and place leadership
The concept of smart specialization has rapidly acquired a central position in European policy and academic circles. It raises interesting challenges for the regional studies agenda. First, smart specialization is about not only policy formulation, implementation and evaluation but also pooling scattered resources, competencies and powers to serve both shared and individual ambitions. Thus, policy Read more.