Measuring impact from policy interventions: A theoretical and practical framework depicting structural change
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, ISSN 1753-0660, Vol. 5, no 6, 481-499 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To develop dynamic regions characterized by business and industry generating meaningful jobs, an innovative climate building an attractive region, and infrastructure and a social welfare system enabling inhabitants to live “the good life” is the wet dream for most ambitious regions. Policy interventions generating development programs on local, regional, national and supra-national levels have been a standard prescription to secure the regional impact not always delivered by an unbridled market economy. The EU Structural Funds is one example of these kinds of policy-initiated measures designed to achieve functional structural change.....In order to address these questions, we have developed and tested a framework for measuring structural change initiated by policy interventions such as the EU Structural Funds. The framework builds upon previous research in different fields such as economics, regional science, sociology, economic history, entrepreneurship and innovation system research. The framework highlights six factors depicted as critical for understanding structural change and policy interventions aiming to stimulate such a change: (1) Changing the structure of regional business and industry, (2) Strengthening the regional culture for entrepreneurship and innovation, (3) Developing collaboration for development, (4) Building a more effective support structure, (5) Strengthening a region’s infrastructure, and (6) Developing an attractive and pluralistic region.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2014. Vol. 5, no 6, 481-499 p.
Innovation, measuring impact, policy implications, regional development
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106359DOI: 10.1504/IJIRD.2014.066583OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106359DiVA: diva2:715615