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Digital Meets Smart: Towards a Technology-Enhanced Approach to Smart Specialisation Strategy Development

Mora, Luca; Panori, Anastasia; Deakin, Mark; Ortega-Argiles, Raquel


Anastasia Panori

Raquel Ortega-Argiles


Conceived in the framework of regional studies on Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) development, this special issue strengthens research efforts oriented towards assembling a technology-enhanced approach to S3 policymaking. First, it sheds light on fundamental methodological limitations that affect S3 development and reports on the digital support tools currently available. Second, it offers a knowledge base for producing novel digital applications that align with the overlooked needs of S3 orchestrators. Third, it complements this practical input with theoretical advancements in regional innovation studies by addressing intellectual questions and policy issues of pivotal importance for the S3 debate.

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Jun 7, 2022
Online Publication Date Aug 23, 2022
Publication Date 2022-09
Deposit Date Aug 24, 2022
Journal Regional Studies
Print ISSN 0034-3404
Electronic ISSN 1360-0591
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 56
Issue 9
Pages 1421-1428
Keywords Smart Specialisation, regional innovation, policy development, methodological gaps, digital technology, European regions
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