Digital meets smart: towards a technology-enhanced approach to Smart Specialisation Strategy development

Luca Mora, Anastasia Panori, Mark Deakin, Raquel Ortega-Argiles

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Abstract

Conceived in the framework of regional studies on Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) development, this special issue strengthens research efforts oriented towards assembling a technology-enhanced approach to S3 policymaking. First, it sheds light on fundamental methodological limitations that affect S3 development and reports on the digital support tools currently available. Second, it offers a knowledge base for producing novel digital applications that align with the overlooked needs of S3 orchestrators. Third, it complements this practical input with theoretical advancements in regional innovation studies by addressing intellectual questions and policy issues of pivotal importance for the S3 debate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1421-1428
Number of pages8
JournalRegional Studies
Volume56
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • digital technology
  • European regions
  • methodological gaps
  • policy development
  • regional innovation
  • Smart Specialisation

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