Title: Regional knowledge networks as evolving social technologies
Authors: Michael Steiner
Addresses: Department of Economics, University of Graz, Universitatsstr. 15/F4, A-8010 Graz, Austria
Abstract: This paper takes a look at regional networks working as institutions for the management of knowledge and technology. Based on a description of stylised steps on the way to a regional knowledge network, objectives, methodologies and results of evaluations of policies supporting the emergence of these networks and the networks themselves are discussed against the background of a long-term case study of more than two decades.
Keywords: knowledge management; social technologies; regional knowledge networks; Austrian innovation policies; evaluation of clusters; old industrial areas.
International Journal of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.26 No.2/3/4, pp.326 - 345
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