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Research intensive clusters and regional innovation systems: a case study of mechatronics in Apulia

This paper discusses some conditions under which the Cohesion Policy of the European Union can effectively contribute to enhance R&I in Europe and the extent to which it offers a relevant framework for devising Research & Innovation policies at regional level overcoming possible tensions and maximising potentials for synergy. To do so, the paper mainly relies on an in-depth illustrative case study of an Italian Southern region, Apulia. The paper describes the regional innovation system put in place by the Apulia Region and analyses the value added that can be attributed to such a system as far as innovation and economic development promotion are concerned; on this basis, findings from the case study are generalised in a set of lessons learned with hopefully more general relevance: these are discussed in Section 4.

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Paper provided by CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies in its series Working Papers with number 201403.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 07 Nov 2014
Handle: RePEc:mst:wpaper:201403
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