The severe message of this booklet is that during the present context of worldwide switch, neighborhood and nationwide territories need to improve their resilience by way of enhancing either their competitiveness and potential to innovate.
Localized creativity, small high-tech entrepreneurship, similar innovation systems, social capital embedded in dynamically open territorial groups and context-specific even though continually upgrading coverage systems are all skill to stand new demanding situations and to advertise elevated absorptive potential inside neighborhood and nationwide territories. The participants illustrate that those functions are a lot wanted within the present globalized financial system as a direction in the direction of sustainability and for growing new possibilities for his or her population. They research the demanding situations and improvement customers of local/regional creation structures internally, throughout territories, and by way of their capability and territorial connectivity that may aid take advantage of possibilities for proactive coverage activities. this can be more and more suitable within the present weather, during which the balanced allocation of assets and possibilities, relatively for SMEs, can't be anticipated to be the automated results of the operating of the industry.
Exploring conceptual and methodological features, and documenting unique debts of cutting edge territories, this ebook should be of serious curiosity to teachers, scholars and researchers in the fields of economics, business association, and expertise and innovation.
Contributors: A. Amighini, C. Aragon, M.J. Aranguren, H. Bakhshi, P. Bianchi, A. Bravo-Biosca, F. Comptour, P. Cooke, J.R. Cuadrado-Roura, J.L. Curbelo, L. De Propris, M. Delgado, A. Eriksson, S. Franco Rodriguez, J.J. Gibaja Martins, P. Gratzke, C. Iturrioz, J. Karlsen, C. Ketels, S. Labory, M. Landabaso, M. Larrea, L. Lazzeretti, B. MacAulay, A. Murciego Alonso, M. Navarro Arancegui, M.D. Parrilli, M. Perlo Cohen, R. Rabellotti, A. Rodriguez-Pose, M. Sanfilippo, A. Saxenian, A. Vazquez Barquero, S. Westlake, J.R. Wilson, F. Zhang