The successful transition to a knowledge-based development path of a less-developed region
AbstractThis paper presents the case of a less-developed EU region—the Pomeranian region of Poland—that is, an example of the successful transformation from a command to market economy and the creation of a new knowledge- based development path thanks to the upgrading of its innovation model. This successful transformation was based, in part, on the region’s speciﬁc innovation policy and the activities of pro-innovative institutions; however, other factors were also important such as the diversiﬁed structure of the region’s economy. New knowledge-based industries have developed in the region, while the potential of traditional industries that have gone through a restructuring, has been main- tained. The factors that existed prior to the innovation model’s transformation included such aspects as the high quality of human and social capital, a strong academic center, a high quality of life, and an open economy and society. Supply factors in the form of qualiﬁed personnel were crucial for the growth of employment in new industries and R&D that determined the improvement of the regional GDP per capita. Moreover, the transition to a knowledge-based economy stimulated an increase in the concentration of population in the metropolitan area of Tri-City.
|Journal series||Growth and Change, ISSN 0017-4815, (A 25 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||1|
|Keywords in English||economic transformation, innovation model, Pomeranian Region|
|Score||= 25.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; : 2018 = 1.008; : 2017 = 1.192 (2) - 2017=1.497 (5)|
|Citation count*||2 (2020-06-03)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.