Barriers to the Development of Regional Competitiveness in the Context of Regional Economies - EU, Latvia, Region Vidzeme Case Study

Liga Braslina, Anda Batraga, Aija Legzdina, Jelena Salkovska, Henrijs Kalkis (Coresponding Author), Daina Skiltere, Girts Braslins, Santa Bormane

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Abstract

Innovation potential and the creation of new knowledge, which is considered to be one of the main drivers of economic development, is particularly emphasized in region development [1–3]. However, in effect regions face significant barriers to the development of innovation and smart specialization. Despite strong institutional support impulses, the current contribution of regions to national competitiveness is debatable. As an example, the study analyses one of the regions of the EU Member State Latvia (Vidzeme), its contribution to national productivity and the main obstacles to the development of the region’s innovations - smart specialization. The results obtained in the context of a single region inductively highlight the weaknesses of region economy concept and point to opportunities for its improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, and Human Factors in Management and Leadership
EditorsJussi Ilari Kantola, Salman Nazir, Vesa Salminen
PublisherSpringer Healthcare
Pages3-10
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030507909
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, and the International Conference on Management and Leadership, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 202020 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1209 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, and the International Conference on Management and Leadership, 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period16/07/2020/07/20

Keywords*

  • Innovations
  • Region competitiveness
  • Region development
  • RIS3
  • Smart specialization

Field of Science*

  • 5.2 Economy and Business

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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