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Promoting communities of innovation: Do industrial policies matter?

Promoting communities of innovation: Do industrial policies matter? Communities of innovation (CoI) was introduced at organisational level to pursue collaboratively innovation activities. By extending this concept at territorial level, they may become government's tools to undertake innovative projects for local development. This work investigates whether and, if so, to what extent local governments support the development of CoI. We focused our attention on two different institutional settings, one in Italy and one in China. We performed a quantitative and qualitative investigation, relying on official data and web sources. With the first, we developed a measure to synthesise the intensity in promoting CoI; with the second, we highlighted the main programs' characteristics and objectives supporting CoI. Results show that in both settings, local governments make significant policy efforts in promoting CoI, focusing on similar objectives and relying on similar tools. This highlights the engagement of governments and the relevance of their industrial policies to support the development of CoI. Keywords: collaboration; community; development; policy; program; triple helix. innovation; knowledge-based Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Elia, G., Petti, C. and Sarcina, A. (2016) `Promoting communities of innovation: Do industrial policies matter?', Int. J. Knowledge-Based Development, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp.207­224. Biographical notes: Gianluca Elia http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development Inderscience Publishers

Promoting communities of innovation: Do industrial policies matter?

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN
2040-4468
eISSN
2040-4476
DOI
10.1504/IJKBD.2016.078522
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Abstract

Communities of innovation (CoI) was introduced at organisational level to pursue collaboratively innovation activities. By extending this concept at territorial level, they may become government's tools to undertake innovative projects for local development. This work investigates whether and, if so, to what extent local governments support the development of CoI. We focused our attention on two different institutional settings, one in Italy and one in China. We performed a quantitative and qualitative investigation, relying on official data and web sources. With the first, we developed a measure to synthesise the intensity in promoting CoI; with the second, we highlighted the main programs' characteristics and objectives supporting CoI. Results show that in both settings, local governments make significant policy efforts in promoting CoI, focusing on similar objectives and relying on similar tools. This highlights the engagement of governments and the relevance of their industrial policies to support the development of CoI. Keywords: collaboration; community; development; policy; program; triple helix. innovation; knowledge-based Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Elia, G., Petti, C. and Sarcina, A. (2016) `Promoting communities of innovation: Do industrial policies matter?', Int. J. Knowledge-Based Development, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp.207­224. Biographical notes: Gianluca Elia

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International Journal of Knowledge-Based DevelopmentInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2016

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