Advances In The Theory And Practice Of Smart Specialization by Slavo RadosevicAdvances In The Theory And Practice Of Smart Specialization by Slavo Radosevic

Advances In The Theory And Practice Of Smart Specialization

bySlavo RadosevicEditorAdrian Curaj, Radu Gheorghiu

Hardcover | August 24, 2017

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Regional growth in the European Union hinges to a large extent on smart specialization, a new and exciting theme in economic innovation studies.Advances in the Theory and Practice of Smart Specializationilluminates problems that have stifled the implementation of smart specialization policies, such as unique regional constraints and the inter-dependent demands of economic growth and commercial development. Forward-looking and pragmatic, it provides guidance for developing smart specialization strategies both to those involved in European affairs and others grappling with regional innovation and economic development worldwide.



  • Emphasizes specific contexts for smart specialization, its international approach and institutional preconditions
  • Examines comparable initiatives worldwide
  • Explains how to implement smart specialization policies given different development levels of regions and countries
Slavo Radoa evi is Acting Director and Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies at University College London's School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies. His research is concentrated in the area of the economics of technological change and innovation studies, particularly issues of growth and structural change through innovat...
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Title:Advances In The Theory And Practice Of Smart SpecializationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:394 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 24, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128041374

ISBN - 13:9780128041376

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Table of Contents

  1. Assessing EU Smart Specialization Policy in a Comparative Perspective
  2. The Economic Fundamentals of Smart Specialization Strategies
  3. Managing Self-Discovery: Diagnostic Monitoring of a Portfolio of Projects and Programs
  4. Smart Specialization as an Innovation-Driven Strategy for Economic Diversification: Examples From Scandinavian Regions
  5. Smart Specialization Policy in an Economically Well-Developed, Multilevel Governance System
  6. Innovation Policy in Southern Europe: Smart Specialization Versus Path Dependence
  7. Smart Specialization in the US Context; Lessons From the Growth of the Albany, New York Nanotechnology Cluster
  8. New Structural Economics and Industrial Policies for Catching-Up Economies
  9. Smart Specialization With Short-Cycle Technologies and Implementation Strategies to Avoid Both Target and Design Failures
  10. Lessons for a Policy Maker From Real-Life Self-Discovery in Economies With Weak Institutions
  11. Transnationalizing Smart Specialization Strategy
  12. Can Smart Specialization and Entrepreneurial Discovery be Organized by the Government? Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe
  13. From Strategy to Implementation: The Real Challenge for Smart Specialization Policy
  14. Entrepreneurial Discovery as a Foresight for Smart Specialization; Trade-Offs of Inclusive and Evidence-Based Consensus
  15. Advancing Theory and Practice of Smart Specialization: Key Messages