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When regional innovation policies meet policy rationales and evidence: a plea for policy analysis

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dc.contributor.author Borrás, Susana
dc.contributor.author Jordana, Jacint
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-15T08:26:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-15T08:26:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Borrás S, Jordana J. When regional innovation policies meet policy rationales and evidence: a plea for policy analysis. European Planning Studies. 2016;24(12):2133-53. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2016.1236074
dc.identifier.issn 0965-4313
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/44587
dc.description.abstract In spite of recent advancements regarding regional innovation policy rationales and evidence, there are few analyses about the actual features of existing regional innovation policies. Nevertheless, a policy analysis perspective is important in order to recognize their distinctive patterns across regions, and to understand how rationales and evidence can be translated into policy-making. To this purpose, this paper develops a framework to study the extent to which regional innovation policies have changed during the past few years. Since the mid-2000s, there has been an important development of innovation policy rationales, advocating for more specialization; likewise, greater data availability at the regional level has allowed more sophisticated assessment of innovation performance. Finally, the crisis since 2008 has had ravaging effects in some regions, with job losses and severe economic sluggishness. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect transforming dynamics in regional innovation policies. Against this backdrop, the paper compares the institutional frameworks and budgetary priorities of four Spanish regions during the period 2001–2014: Catalonia, the Basque Country, Galicia and Andalusia. In so doing, it aims at studying the extent to which regional governments have readily addressed past and new challenges related to their regional innovation system, and if so, how.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof European Planning Studies. 2016;24(12):2133-53
dc.rights © This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Planning Studies on 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09654313.2016.1236074.
dc.title When regional innovation policies meet policy rationales and evidence: a plea for policy analysis
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2016.1236074
dc.subject.keyword Catalonia
dc.subject.keyword Basque Country
dc.subject.keyword Galicia
dc.subject.keyword Andalusia
dc.subject.keyword Regional innovation system
dc.subject.keyword Smart specialization
dc.subject.keyword Policy change
dc.subject.keyword Regional advantage
dc.subject.keyword Policy mixes
dc.subject.keyword Policy instruments
dc.subject.keyword Regulatory governance
dc.subject.keyword Spain
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