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Building regional innovation networks: The definition of an age business core process in a regional innovation system


  • Satu Pekkarinen
  • Vesa Harmaakorpi


Pekkarinen S. and Harmaakorpi V. (2006) Building regional innovation networks: the definition of an age business core process in a regional innovation system, Regional Studies 40, 401-413. Regional innovative capability is a crucial factor in building regional competitive advantage under the present techno-economic paradigm. Defining and promoting the multi-actor innovation networks that form the regional innovation system is essential. In the present study, the Regional Development Platform Method and core process thinking are presented as innovative tools in developing regional innovation systems. The focus is on the definition of the age business innovation network as a core process of the Lahti (Finland) regional innovation system. The main conclusion is that the success of a core process is essentially based on collective learning and knowledge creation among the actors. Pekkarinen S. et Harmaakorpi V. (2006) La construction de reseaux d'innovation regionaux: la definition d'un processus de base dans le commerce gris au sein d'un systeme d'innovation regional, Regional Studies 40, 401-413. La capacite regionale d'innovation est un acteur primordial dans la construction de l'avantage competitif regional. sous le paradigme techno-economique actuel. Definir et promouvoir les reseaux d'innovation a plusieurs acteurs qui font partie integrante du systeme d'innovation regional est capital. Cette etude cherche a presenter la Regional Development Platform Method et la pensee sur les processus de base en tant qu'outils innovateurs du developpement des systemes d'innovation regionaux. On met l'accent sur la definition des reseaux d'innovation dans le commerce gris comme processus de base du systeme d'innovation regional a Lahti (en Finlande). A titre de conclusion principale, on affirme que la reussite d'un processus de base s'explique essentiellement par la creation de l'apprentissage et de la connaissance collectifs parmi les acteurs. Systemes d'innovation regionaux, Reseaux d'innovation, Politiques d'innovation, Vieillissement de la population Pekkarinen S. und Harmaakorpi V. (2006) Aufbau regionaler Innovationsnetzwerke. Definition eines zeitgemassen Betriebskernprozesses in einem regionalen Innovationssystem, Regional Studies 40, 401-413. Die Innovationsfahigkeit einer Region ist ein entscheidender Faktor beim Aufbau eines regionalen Wettbewerbsvorteils nach derzeitigem techno-wirtschaftlichen Muster. Definition und Werbung fur Innovationsnetzwerke mit verschiedenen Beteiligten, die das regionale Innovationssystem bilden, ist wesentlich. In der vorliegenden Studie werden die Methode der regionalen Entwicklungsplattform und Uberlegungen zu Kernverfahren als innovative Werkzeuge bei der Entwicklung regionaler Innovationssysteme vorgefuhrt. Im Brennpunkt steht die Definition des zeitgemassen Betriebsinnovationsnetzwerks als ein Kernprozess des regionalen Innovationssystems von Lahti (Finnland). Die Hauptschlussfolgerung lauft darauf hinaus, dasser Erfolg eines Kernprozesses sich wesentlich auf kollektives Lernen und Kenntnisvermehrung unter den Beteiligten stutzt. Regionale Innovationsverfahren, Innovationsnetzwerke, Innovationsbestrebungen, Altern der Bevolkerung Pekkarinen S. y Harmaakorpi V. (2006) Creacion de redes de innovacion regional. Definicion de un proceso central para negocios para la tercera edad en un sistema de innovacion regional, Regional Studies 40, 401-413. La capacidad de innovacion regional es un factor fundamental para crear una ventaja competitiva a nivel regional bajo el actual paradigma tecnoeconomico. Es de vital importancia definir y fomentar las redes de innovacion con muchos protagonistas que forman el sistema de innovacion regional. En el presente estudio, el Metodo de Plataforma de Desarrollo Regional y el pensamiento de los procesos centrales se presentan como herramientas innovadoras para el desarrollo de los sistemas de innovacion regional. Aqui nos centramos en la definicion de la red de innovacion comercial para la tercera edad como un proceso central del sistema de innovacion en la region de Lahti (Finlandia) Llegamos a la principal conclusion de que el exito de un proceso central se basa primordialmente en el aprendizaje colectivo y la creacion de conocimientos entre los diferentes protagonistas. Sistemas de innovacion regionales, Redes de innovacion, Politicas de innovacion, Envejecimiento de la poblacion

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  • Satu Pekkarinen & Vesa Harmaakorpi, 2006. "Building regional innovation networks: The definition of an age business core process in a regional innovation system," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(4), pages 401-413.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:40:y:2006:i:4:p:401-413
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400600725228

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