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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/00343404.2020.1722804

Do anchor infrastructures matter for regional Smart Specialisation Strategy? The case of Alentejo

04 Mar 2021-Regional Studies (Routledge)-Vol. 55, Iss: 3, pp 453-464
Abstract: Do anchor infrastructures matter for regional Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3)? This paper investigates the potential of anchor infrastructures to leverage RIS3. An exploratory case study appro...

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Topics: Leverage (negotiation) (60%)
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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/JOITMC7020120
28 Apr 2021-
Abstract: This research aims to detect the factors that best explain the performance of regional innovation in the European Union (EU), in the year 2019, and compare the obtained results with the factors used to elucidate the performance of regional innovation in the EU during the year 2016. This comparison allowed us to identify the variations that have occurred during these 3 years. The methodology used is quantitative and served to identify the factors that clarify the performance of regional innovation in the EU in 2019. The data collected was treated in the econometric software Eviews10. Estimations used a multiple linear regression method. The attained results show that with the implementation of the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization (RIS3), the Leader and Strong Regions benefited from its implementation. On the other hand, Moderate and Modest Regions failed to improve their innovative performance with the implementation of RIS3. On the practical contributions, it provides suggestions to the actors of the triple helix (Academy–Government–Industry) to improve the performance of innovation. Furthermore, it contributes to the theory by updating the knowledge of the existing literature with new dimensions from the 2019 RIS database. This research is original as it allows to appraise the evolution of the open innovative performance of the regions, by using comparative data from 2019 and 2016.

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Topics: European union (62%), Open innovation (61%)

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/13511610.2021.1909462
Abstract: Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization (RIS3) was integrated as a key piece of the cohesion policy for the European Union (EU) for 2014–2020. During the recent years, more than...

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/15228053.2020.1812803
Abstract: This article presents the case of a regional government and academia working together to realize High-Performance Computing Wales, a shared supercomputing infrastructure. The initiative aimed to su...

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Topics: Government (51%)

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/00343404.2021.1891216
04 Mar 2021-Regional Studies
Abstract: This editorial presents the Regional Studies special issue entitled ‘Smart Specialisation and Learning Regions as a Competitive Strategy for Less Developed Regions’, which promotes theoretical and ...

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Topics: Competitive advantage (55%)

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Open accessBook
01 Oct 1984-
Abstract: Buku ini menyediakan sebuah portal lengkap untuk dunia penelitian studi kasus, buku ini menawarkan cakupan yang luas dari desain dan penggunaan metode studi kasus sebagai alat penelitian yang valid. Dalam buku ini mencakup lebih dari 50 studi kasus, memberikan perhatian untuk analisis kuantitatif, membahas lebih lengkap penggunaan desain metode campuran penelitian, dan termasuk wawasan metodologi baru.

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77,868 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/0304-3932(89)90047-0
David Alan Aschauer1Institutions (1)
Abstract: This paper considers the relationship between aggregate productivity and stock and flow government-spending variables. The empirical results indicate that (i) the nonmilitary public capital stock is dramatically more important in determining productivity than is either the flow of nonmilitary or military spending, (ii) military capital bears little relation to productivity, and (iii) a ‘core’ infrastructure of streets, highways, airports, mass transit, sewers, water systems, etc. has most explanatory power for productivity. The paper also suggests an important role for the net public capital stock in the ‘productivity slowdown’ of the last fifteen years.

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Topics: Public capital (64%), Total factor productivity (63%), Stock and flow (59%) ... show more

4,984 Citations


Open access
01 Jan 2014-

813 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/S0966-6923(01)00013-8
David Banister1, Yossi Berechman2Institutions (2)
Abstract: One of the major unresolved research issues in transport is the question as to whether transport infrastructure investment promotes economic growth at the regional and local levels. The concern is not with the transport benefits, principally measured as travel-time savings, but whether there are additional development benefits from these investments. If they do exist, can they be measured? In this paper, we have developed a new approach based on defining the set of necessary conditions for economic development to take place – in addition to the economic conditions, there are the investment conditions and the political and institutional conditions. It is argued that it is only when all three sets of necessary conditions are operating at the same time will measurable and additional economic development benefits be found. A conceptual approach will be presented to encompass these conditions. The paper will also address some of the key questions that have haunted researchers over the last twenty years on this subject area. These fairly detailed findings on the relationship between transport investment and economic development are followed by a series of more generic conclusions relating to other key concerns of analysis. Included here will be a discussion of the dimensions of analysis, a new proposal for project appraisal, decoupling transport from economic growth complexity and causality, accessibility and proximity, and the role of policy design.

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.2139/SSRN.2464525
Abstract: This paper evaluates the impact of an R&D subsidy program implemented in a region of northern Italy on innovation by beneficiary firms. In order to verify whether the subsidies enabled firms to increase patenting activity, we exploit the mechanism used to allot the funds. Since only projects that scored above a certain threshold received the subsidy, we use a sharp regression discontinuity design to compare the number of patent applications, and the probability of submitting one, of subsidized firms with those of unsubsidized firms close to the cut-off. We find that the program had a significant impact on the number of patents, more markedly in the case of smaller firms. Our results show that the program was also successful in increasing the probability of applying for a patent, but only in the case of smaller firms.

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Topics: Subsidy (54%)

354 Citations