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Poland’s innovation strategy: how smart is ‘smart specialisation’?

Miller, Miroslaw, Mroczkowski, Tomasz and Healy, Adrian ORCID: 2014. Poland’s innovation strategy: how smart is ‘smart specialisation’? International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems 3 (3) , pp. 225-248. 10.1504/IJTIS.2014.065697

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Poland urgently needs to look to new sources of economic growth, particularly through strengthening of R&D in the economy. European investment funds will be critical for this, with a strong emphasis on the novel policy concept of smart specialisation. The paper assesses the opportunities and challenges of this approach, providing a diagnosis of the state of R&D&I system and the current state implementation of smart specialisation strategies (RIS3) in Poland. It finds that awareness of the RIS3 concept is still weak among Polish stakeholders at a regional level and that the involvement of enterprises, researchers and local governments in the process of 'entrepreneurial discovery' will be a key challenge for Poland, as will be the implementation of evaluation and monitoring systems. The article concludes with a discussion of the problems that need to be resolved to reap the full benefits of a smart specialisation approach and discusses some of its limitations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DJ Netherlands (Holland) > DJK Eastern Europe
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poland; European Union; new member states; research and development; R&D; innovation systems; economy competitiveness; economy development; smart specialisation; regional policy; globalisation; entrepreneurial discovery; entrepreneurship; innovation strategy.
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 08:26

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