Local Synergy and Innovation in Peripheral Areas

Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 9)


Since about the middle of the 1970s the changing international division of labor has had an increasing impact upon local and regional communities. This paper deals with the more specific question of how regional policy and action can lead to innovation and put communities in a better position to cope with the impact of changes in the international division of labor. The term “regional policy, in this context, refers mainly to central (for example State) policy measures “from above” [Stöhr and Taylor (1981)], while “regional action” refers mainly to regional mobilization “from below”.


Venture Capital Peripheral Area Regional Innovation Basque Country Regional Identity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IIR. U. of Economics and Business AdministrationViennaAustria

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