This paper presents a knowledge resource perspective applied to territorial competitiveness and social responsibility. The latter is defined as a pathway promoted by networks of a plurality of local actors - public and private, belonging to the for-profit and non-profit sectors who find that relationships and social cohesion are the drivers for the construction of shared territorial governance and whose policies are oriented towards sustainable development. Our study integrates an extensive literature review with data from longitudinal empirical research. We have adopted the methodology of qualitative research-based case study. In particular, we focused our analysis on the Italian projects of territorial governance and social responsibility promoted in different regions and we emphasized the case of the Marches. This region was selected as a case study because it is emblematic of the Italian context; the territory is characterized by small businesses diffused throughout the socio-economic fabric and by the proactive role taken by local governments. Applying this model in public policy initiatives would be innovative. The perspective offers a powerful instrument for raising awareness of the gaps that local policy makers should address through their initiatives in the knowledge economy.

REGIONAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY: THE ITALIAN CASE

DEL BALDO, MARA;
2016-01-01

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This paper presents a knowledge resource perspective applied to territorial competitiveness and social responsibility. The latter is defined as a pathway promoted by networks of a plurality of local actors - public and private, belonging to the for-profit and non-profit sectors who find that relationships and social cohesion are the drivers for the construction of shared territorial governance and whose policies are oriented towards sustainable development. Our study integrates an extensive literature review with data from longitudinal empirical research. We have adopted the methodology of qualitative research-based case study. In particular, we focused our analysis on the Italian projects of territorial governance and social responsibility promoted in different regions and we emphasized the case of the Marches. This region was selected as a case study because it is emblematic of the Italian context; the territory is characterized by small businesses diffused throughout the socio-economic fabric and by the proactive role taken by local governments. Applying this model in public policy initiatives would be innovative. The perspective offers a powerful instrument for raising awareness of the gaps that local policy makers should address through their initiatives in the knowledge economy.
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