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dc.contributor.authorVan Aswegen, Mariske
dc.contributor.authorRetief, Francois Pieter
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-13T07:19:19Z
dc.date.available2019-11-13T07:19:19Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationVan Aswegen, M. & Retief, F.P. 2020. The role of innovation and knowledge networks as a policy mechanism towards more resilient peripheral regions. Land use policy, 90: Article no 104259. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104259]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0264-8377
dc.identifier.issn1873-5754 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/33613
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837719310774
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104259
dc.description.abstractThe potential role of innovation and knowledge networks in regional growth and development is well recognized. However, there has been scant reflection on its role as a policy mechanism, specifically for peripheral regions. In response, this paper investigates the role of innovation and knowledge networks as a policy mechanism towards more resilient peripheral regions. Through a multiple country policy analysis, the paper determines to what extent innovation and knowledge networks are reflected in regional development policies of 17 OECD countries with predominantly rural characteristics. Moreover, the role of innovation and knowledge networks towards more resilient regions is quantified and measured for a specific peripheral region case in South Africa as developing country. The research ultimately concludes that the innovation and knowledge network mechanism of resilience, is dependent both on the extent and the quality of the innovation network within a region. It has been established that the mere presence of infrastructure (passive information communication technology - ICT) cannot specifically be associated with high levels of innovation and technological advantage, but rather a mind-set of change, being open to possibilities and ready for innovation injections (readiness ICT). In establishing a knowledge-rich region informed by both active and passive ICT, but with a pertinent focus on readiness ICT, a region with higher adaptability is established. This results in a peripheral region receptive to change, new technology and innovation. Primary policy actions such as the creation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), skills training initiatives, centres of expertise, business development, and venture capital will promote innovation and knowledge networks as key actions towards more resilient peripheral regionsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectInnovation and knowledge networksen_US
dc.subjectRegional resilienceen_US
dc.subjectPeripheral regionen_US
dc.subjectRegional developmenten_US
dc.subjectPolicy mechanismsen_US
dc.titleThe role of innovation and knowledge networks as a policy mechanism towards more resilient peripheral regionsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID12307807 - Retief, Francois Pieter
dc.contributor.researchID12579629 - Van Aswegen, Mariske


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