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Designing learning networks in peripheral regions: comparison of two models

Izushi, Hiro and Henderson, Dylan ORCID: 2000. Designing learning networks in peripheral regions: comparison of two models. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 18 (6) , pp. 697-710. 10.1068/c10m

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In spite of a growth in interest in the implications of networks for regional development, those studies which closely examine applications of learning networks to peripheral regions are still few in number. The authors review how peripheral regions are less favoured in terms of technological adaptation and innovation, and they identify key tasks that network programmes need to perform. The authors consider two typical models of networks that target an industry, one programme calling for participation from all relevant sectors in the industry and the other focusing on a particular firm and its suppliers. Two network programmes in Wales are closely examined. The authors suggest that compared with the other model the ‘supply-chain model’ is a more reliable option for peripheral regions in producing tangible benefits to a wider population of its members in the relatively short

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0263-774X
Funders: ESRC / WDA
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 November 2016
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 22:25

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