The Centrality of Entrepreneurial Discovery in Building and Implementing a Smart Specialisation Strategy

Journal title SCIENZE REGIONALI
Author/s Monica Coffano, Dominique Foray
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/1
Language English Pages 18 P. 33-50 File size 628 KB
DOI 10.3280/SCRE2014-001003
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This paper is an attempt to clarify the essence of a smart specialisation strategy as a policy process. It aims in particular to explain why entrepreneurial discovery is an important design principle in this policy process. Finally, it presents the policy framework in which various tools and instruments need to be mobilized to maximize the likelihood of entrepreneurial discovery and facilitate the local concentration of resources in, and the early growth of the new activities generated by these discoveries.

Keywords: Smart specialisation, entrepreneurial discovery, new industrial policy.

Jel codes: R10, R58

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Monica Coffano, Dominique Foray, The Centrality of Entrepreneurial Discovery in Building and Implementing a Smart Specialisation Strategy in "SCIENZE REGIONALI " 1/2014, pp 33-50, DOI: 10.3280/SCRE2014-001003