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Designing and Implementing a Smart Specialisation Strategy at Regional Level: Some Open Questions
Autori/Curatori:  Donato Iacobucci 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2014 Fascicolo: 1  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  20 P. 107-126 Dimensione file:  636 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SCRE2014-001006
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The aim of this paper is to discuss some of the theoretical underpinnings and implementation problems of the RIS3. The analysis is carried out by reviewing the available literature on RIS3 and the proposals of 36 EU regions. The RIS3 approach requires the concentration of R&D efforts in a few domains. It requires a variable mix between research and innovation policy according to the region’s innovative capability. The paper discusses the theoretical and practical issues arising when trying to identify links between technological domains within the same regions and between different regions. The paper also questions the emphasis of the RIS3 on the bottom-up approach given that the design of a ‘strategy’ must necessarily rely, at least at the beginning, on a topdown approach. Suggestions are made on how to improve the design and implementation of the RIS3.

La Strategia della Specializzazione Intelligente (RIS3) richiede alle regioni di individuare settori e ambiti tecnologici su cui focalizzare gli investimenti in R&S. Lo scopo di questo lavoro è quello di discutere alcuni dei fondamenti teorici e dei problemi di attuazione della RIS3. L’analisi è basata sulla rassegna della letteratura disponibile sulla RIS3 e sulle proposte di 36 regioni dell’UE. L’efficacia dell’approccio RIS3 richiede un mix variabile di politiche per la ricerca e l’innovazione sulla base della capacità innovativa delle regioni e dell’identificazione di collegamenti tra i domini tecnologici all’interno della regione e fra diverse aree territoriali. Infine, il lavoro mette in dubbio l’enfasi della RIS3 circa la necessità di un approccio bottom-up.
Keywords: Strategia della specializzazione intelligente, politica regionale dell’innovazione, specializzazione e varietà.
Jel Code: L52, O43, R11, R58.

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