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Building regions : a resource-based view of a policy-led knowledge exchange network

Larty, Joanne and Jack, Sarah Louise and Lockett, Nigel (2017) Building regions : a resource-based view of a policy-led knowledge exchange network. Regional Studies, 51 (7). pp. 994-1007. ISSN 0034-3404

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    This study looks to further understanding about how important the choice of intermediary can be in supporting policymakers in their regional development activities. Drawing on the resource based view as a framework, the paper provides new insights into resource combinations underpinning the successful creation and expansion of a regional network for knowledge exchange. Through an in-depth study of a partnership of three intermediaries involved in designing and implementing a regional ICT network, our study highlights that policymakers need to consider not only organizational resources of intermediaries, but also the resources of key individuals from those organizations.