Title: Transregional effects of knowledge management: implications for policy and evaluation design

Authors: Rudiger Wink

Addresses: University of Birmingham, European Research Institute, Institute for German Studies, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

Abstract: This paper deals with the potential and prerequisites of transregional knowledge flows as input for economic development strategies in less favoured regions and their consequences for evaluation studies. Using evolutionary approaches to explain emergence of and limits to transregional knowledge flows, four different strategies to build up competitive advantages are discussed and connected to suitable evaluation strategies.

Keywords: transregional knowledge flows; regional development strategies; networks of competencies; centres of excellence; clusters theory; franchise models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2003.003390

International Journal of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.26 No.2/3/4, pp.421 - 438

Published online: 05 Sep 2003 *

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