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Cohesion policy incentives for collaborative industrial research: the evaluation of a smart specialisation forerunner programme

Crescenzi, Riccardo, de Blasio, Guido and Giua, Mara (2018) Cohesion policy incentives for collaborative industrial research: the evaluation of a smart specialisation forerunner programme. Regional Studies. ISSN 0034-3404

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1502422

Abstract

This paper evaluates a programme of subsidies for Collaborative Industrial Research (co-)funded by the EU Cohesion Policy in Italy mobilising over 1 billion euros. This programme in the 2007-2013 funding cycle was a precursor to some of the key features of Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) programmes, offering evidence-based insights on potential challenges to the practical application of the S3 approach. The programme was not successful in boosting investments, value added or employment of beneficiary firms. The collaborative dimension of the projects added limited value and a more generous funding level would not have improved effectiveness. However, positive impacts emerged in low-tech sectors.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cres20/current
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors © CC BY 4.0
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2018 09:50
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 14:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89249

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