Knowledge that matters : identifying regional knowledge assets of tampere region

Lonnqvist, Antti, Kapyla, Jonna, Salonius, Henna, & Yigitcanlar, Tan (2014) Knowledge that matters : identifying regional knowledge assets of tampere region. European Planning Studies, 22(10), pp. 2011-2029.

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Abstract

The extant literature considers knowledge as one of the key drivers of regional development. The idiosyncratic nature of regional knowledge is also acknowledged: each region possesses its unique knowledge assets which act as the basis of value creation. However, what is currently not well-known is how the region-specific knowledge assets can be identified, for example, for the purposes of managing and developing them. Thus, this paper aims, first, to explore how the relevant knowledge assets can be identified for a given region and, second, to describe what the context-specific knowledge assets are. These objectives are pursued using a qualitative case approach. As a case region, this study focuses on Tampere Region in Finland. This study makes a contribution by providing new insight regarding the contextual identification of regional knowledge assets and by illustrating the key knowledge assets of the case region. These insights are considered valuable for regional actors who are responsible for carrying out similar initiatives in their regions.

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ID Code: 60938
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Knowledge-based development, Knowledge city-region, Knowledge assets, Regional development
DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2013.814621
ISSN: 0965-4313
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Authors
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in European Planning Studies[copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis]; European Planning Studies is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/
Deposited On: 26 Jun 2013 03:48
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2014 02:09

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