Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 1 | ARTICLE


Author: Maria Manuela Santos Natário* (
Docente da ESTG do Instituto Politécnico da Guarda
Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 1

In the last 30 years regional aspects of economic activity have been put away on the economic agenda. Space has always been more or less present in economic theories. Nevertheless, traditional approaches, as well as the so-called new economic geography, introduce space subsequently. The innovative milieus approach is based on the ideas that space-or, more precisely, territory-is the matrix of economic development and that economic mechanisms transform territory. Under the headings of "innovative milieu" it has been studied, why certain regions are especially successful. Thus, the aim of this paper is to present the approach of innovative milieu towards promoting territorial innovation and competitiveness. The paper intends to explain innovative milieu concept and its evolution and to identify the major aspects of the dynamics of territorial innovation. It also pretends to relate to innovative milieu paradigm with territories development to promote the regions competitiveness.

Keywords: Innovation, Innovative Milieu, Territory and Competitiveness

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