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|
|Publication size in sheets||1|
|Keywords in English||economic transformation, innovation model, Pomeranian Region|
|Score|| = 20.0, 12-06-2018, ArticleFromJournal|
= 25.0, 12-06-2018, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.561 (2) - 2016=1.021 (5)|
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