The Learning Region: Foundations, State of the Art, Future

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Roel Rutten, Frans Boekema
Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 2007 - Political Science - 301 pages
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The aim of this book is to present a much-needed conceptualization of the learning region. Early publications are scrutinized for key concepts that are then discussed in the context of recent literature. The authors present a state-of-the art discussion of concepts such as regional networks and social capital. The learning region is introduced as a theory to explain how regional actors perform regional learning. Contrary to competing theories, this gives the learning region a relational approach. It focuses on learning between regional actors and the ongoing relations they have with one another and with other actors in their social context.

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foundations state of the art future
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learning and innovation
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