Old wine in new bottles?:smart specialisation in Wales

Pugh, Rhiannon (2014) Old wine in new bottles?:smart specialisation in Wales. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 1 (1). pp. 152-157.

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This paper explores the translation and implementation of Smart Specialisation in Wales. It finds that rather than taking a new approach to innovation policy, Welsh policy-makers are following a largely cluster-based rationale, which omits the important entrepreneurial discovery process to identify the real strengths of the region. The fresh idea presented by this paper is that a replication of past policy approaches that have been tried and found wanting is taking place rather than a new approach to innovation policy across Europe.

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