Can peripheral regions innovate?

S.S. Davies, R. Michie, H. Vironen, M. Danson (Editor), P. De Souza (Editor)

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This paper examines whether peripheral regions can innovate. The specific features of peripheral and marginal regions have been relatively neglected while many actors located in non-core areas of Europe face obstacles and challenges in applying locally the theories and strategies appropriate to the centre. To address this, there is a clear need for a theoretical and methodological foundation complemented by a systematisation of best-case and worse-case practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeripherality, Marginality and Border Issues in Northern Europe
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • regional innovation
  • peripherality

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    Davies, S. S., Michie, R., Vironen, H., Danson, M. (Ed.), & De Souza, P. (Ed.) (2012). Can peripheral regions innovate? In Peripherality, Marginality and Border Issues in Northern Europe