Governance of regional innovations towards sustainability

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Abstract

This paper addresses the governance of regional innovations towards sustainability. From the literature it is clear that variety is a major source of innovations: innovations come into being in interplay between a variety of public and private actors who bring with them a large variety of identities, values, realities and practices. In this context, traditional concepts of governance such as planning and control, formalized processes and top–down steering are less appropriate. Yet some stability and structures are needed to create common understandings and mutual trust.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventEGPA 2008 -
Duration: 3 Sep 20085 Sep 2008

Conference

ConferenceEGPA 2008
Period3/09/085/09/08

Keywords

  • regional development
  • governance
  • sustainability
  • innovations

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