- The Strategic Management of Place
- Talent, Cities, and Competitiveness
- Enabling Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
- Construction of the Cluster Commons
- Keeping Up In an Era of Global Specialization: Semi-Public Goods and the Competitiveness of Integrated Manufacturing Districts
- Something New: Where Do New Industries Come From?
- Local Competitiveness Fostered through Local Institutions for Entrepreneurship
- The National Resource Curse in the Arab Gulf: Rapid Change and Local Culture
- The Role of Universities in Local and Regional Competitiveness
- The Grand Challenge Model of R & D
- Commercialization or Engagement: Which Is of More Significance for Regional Economies?
- Philanthropy, Competition, and Local Competitiveness: A Schumpeterian Conundrum
- Local Policies for High-Growth Firms
- Innovation Brokers
- Swimming Upstream: Why Regional Economic Development Depends on National Economic Competitiveness
- Competitive Advantages from University Research Parks
- The Co-creation of Locally Useful Knowledge by Business Schools
- Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development: The Relevance of Shaping Intertemporal Local Intangible Conditions
- In Search of New Competitive Advantage: Japan’s Local Firms in Sustainable Business
- Assessing State-Level Science and Technology Policies: North Carolina’s Experience with SBIR State Matching Grants
- Clusters, Communities, and Competitiveness: An Emerging Model from America’s Midwest
- Lessons on Microenterprise Development from a University-Based Microlending Development Program
- A Region in Transition: Bottom-Up Economic Transformation in Postconflict Northern Ireland
- The 2008 Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Universities’ Competitiveness
- Smart Specialization and European Regional Development Policy
Abstract and Keywords
In recent reforms to the European Union regional and urban development policy, known as Cohesion Policy, the creating and sustaining local competitiveness is such a priority that the European Commission recently introduced a new policy approach to enhance the economic performance of regions of Europe—Smart Specialization Policy approach. This approach puts entrepreneurship and its role in driving innovation at the center of the regional economic development agenda. This chapter provides an explanation of the underlying thinking and ideas leading to the development of the Smart Specialization approach. The chapter then explains how this new policy approach is enhancing local competitiveness and implemented in the context of the European Union Cohesion Policy Reforms.
University of Groningen
University of Groningen
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
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