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Does innovation matter for regional labour resilience? The case of EU regions

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  • Vinko Muštra
  • Blanka Šimundić
  • Zvonimir Kuliš

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This paper extends resilience literature by empirically exploring the relationship between regional innovation performance and resistance and recovery aspects of regional labour resilience among NUTS 2 regions in the EU‐28 after great economic crisis in the last decade. The results of a multinomial logit regression model indicate differentiated effect of innovation performance with respect to different phases of resilience. Empirical findings clearly point out a very heterogeneous resilience path among EU regions offering evidence that a region‐tailored innovation approach embodied in the smart specialization strategy is vital for achieving higher labour resilience during (resistance phase) and immediately after (recovery phase) an external shock. Este artículo incrementa la bibliografía sobre la resiliencia mediante el análisis empírico de la relación entre el desempeño en la innovación regional y los aspectos de resistencia y recuperación de la resiliencia de la mano de obra regional entre las regiones NUTS 2 de la UE‐28, tras la gran crisis económica de la última década. Los resultados de un modelo de regresión lógica multinomial indican el efecto diferenciado del desempeño de la innovación con respecto a las diferentes fases de la resiliencia. Las conclusiones empíricas apuntan claramente hacia una trayectoria de resiliencia muy heterogénea entre las regiones de la UE, lo que ofrece evidencia de que un enfoque de innovación a la medida de cada región, incorporado en la estrategia de especialización inteligente, es fundamental para lograr una mayor resiliencia de la mano de obra durante (fase de resistencia) e inmediatamente después (fase de recuperación) de una conmoción externa. 本稿は、レジリエンス研究の領域を超えて、過去10年間の大きな経済危機後のEU28カ国におけるNUTS 2地域の、地域的イノベーションの成果、抵抗性、地域の労働力のレジリエンスの回復の側面の間の関係の実証的検討を行う。多項ロジスティック回帰モデルによる分析の結果から、レジリエンスの段階別に異なるイノベーションの効果が示された。実証的検討の知見から、外部ショックの間(抵抗の段階)とその直後(回復の段階)には、より高度な労働力のレジリエンスを達成するためには、スマートスペシャリゼーション戦略に具現化される地域の特徴に合わせたイノベーションアプローチが不可欠であるということのエビデンスを示す、EU地域に非常に不均一なレジリエンスの経路があることが明確に指摘される。

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  • Vinko Muštra & Blanka Šimundić & Zvonimir Kuliš, 2020. "Does innovation matter for regional labour resilience? The case of EU regions," Regional Science Policy & Practice, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 12(5), pages 955-970, October.
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    DOI: 10.1111/rsp3.12348
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