Learning together for local innovation:
Promoting learning regions
Bjørn Gustavsen, Barry Nyhan, Richard Ennals (editors)
2007, 247 pp.
book examines European case studies on regional and local innovation. It
is based on the work of a European network project. Regional innovation
depends on dialogue, networking and learning between all social and economic
actors. The interfaces between the different interest groups in a region
or locality are the places where learning takes place: people learning
to act together to address their problems. This can be understood as collaborative
learning for action along 'learning region' lines. Education and training
agencies can facilitate this process by being moderators of action-oriented
learning and carrying out accompanying research. The cases in the book
look at how education and training agencies, including universities, cooperated
with other regional actors to promote innovation. Different regional concerns
are covered, ranging from manufacturing, regional universities, women's
cooperatives to promoting social cohesion in a multicultural community.
The book is of interest to readers from the fields of education and training,
innovation theory, industrial development and social policy who have an
interest in promoting regional innovation.
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