Title: Is culture a territorial resource in the knowledge economy?

Authors: Asel Samaganova

Addresses: Centre de Recherches Economiques sur les Politiques, Publiques en Economie de Marche (CREPPEM), Espace Europe Institute, Pierre Mendes France University – Grenoble II, 38040 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

Abstract: The article aims to refine the notion of cultural resources in the knowledge economy. The distinction between intentional and non-intentional resources leads to a development of a typology of the renewal process of territorial resources. This theoretical framework allows an analysis of the dynamics of cultural resources in the St Petersburg|s software industry cluster. The purpose is to demonstrate the process of transformation from an intentional to non-intentional cultural resource, reconciling the Soviet culture with the heritage of the Russian Empire. As a result of changes in the political and social environment, this specific cultural resource from which St Petersburg|s software companies current benefit will eventually face the problem of its renewal.

Keywords: culture; knowledge economy; resources renewal; St. Petersburg; software clusters; territorial resources; cultural resources; Russia; industry clusters.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2009.022103

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2009 Vol.5 No.1/2/3, pp.150 - 168

Published online: 18 Dec 2008 *

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