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Learning Regions

Regional Networks as the Answer to Global Challenges

Josef Scheff

The regional anchoring of companies is becoming more and more of a strategic advantage for companies and regions. Bundling and networking of regional potentials create favourable prerequisites for a parallel development of regions, companies and networks.
This book outlines a proactive examination of change processes with the aid of the Learning Regions approach. It presents the concept of Learning Regions for the first time in a comprehensive way and the economic method of evaluation provides new impulses for a new understanding of the development of regions.
Contents: Evolution of Learning Regions – Regional Development Strategies – Theoretical Basis of Learning Regions – Concept of a Learning Region – Network as Central Structural Elements of Learning Regions – Company Networks (Competency Networks) – Regional Networks and Partnerships – Case Study of a Learning Region.