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Can peripheral regions innovate?

Davies, S.S. and Michie, R. and Vironen, H. (2012) Can peripheral regions innovate? In: Peripherality, Marginality and Border Issues in Northern Europe. Routledge / Regional Studies Association. ISBN 978-0-415-60153-5

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Abstract

This paper examines whether peripheral regions can innovate. The specific features of peripheral and marginal regions have been relatively neglected while many actors located in non-core areas of Europe face obstacles and challenges in applying locally the theories and strategies appropriate to the centre. To address this, there is a clear need for a theoretical and methodological foundation complemented by a systematisation of best-case and worse-case practices.