European innovation and regional policies: implication for the periphery of the UK

David R. Charles, Jeremy Howells

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The supra-national European Community dimension to the formulation and delivery of spatial policies has become progressively more important in the 1980s. The authors develop this perspective through an examination of the implications for the UK peripheral regions of European inovation policies. They argue that regional and technology policies are becoming less separate as policy domains, although at all spatial scales of implementation the unintended regional consequences of a spatial technology policy are for the most part ignored by policy-makers. Based on the analysis of the development and impact of the STRIDE programme, mainly aimed at strengthening the R&D capacity of Objective one and (in a more restricted way) Objective two regions which are under-performing the EC regional average, Concludes that the benefits will go to those regions within the periphery that already have a technological infrastructure and are well-coordinated. -from Editors

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpatial Policy in a Divided Nation
EditorsRichard T. Harrison, Mark Hart
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)1853020761, 9781853020766
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

Publication series

NameRegional Policy and Development Series 2
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers

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