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Social Policy and Socio-economic Integration in Europe

  • Aikaterini Kokkinou
  • George M. Korres
  • Efstratios Papanis
  • Panagiotis Giavrimis
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Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM, volume 28)

Abstract

Nowadays, economies all over the world are described taking part in a race seeking the most appropriate and effective ways that could provide them with the strengths and opportunities necessary to obtain and sustain a competitive advantage over their rivals. Due to this competitiveness race, productivity enhancement is of great importance for the economic development in the face of uncertainties generated by international competition. That is the reason why countries are struggling to maintain and also accelerate their growth rates.

Keywords

Social Cohesion Knowledge Spillover Regional Innovation System Cohesion Policy Regional Competitiveness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aikaterini Kokkinou
    • 1
  • George M. Korres
    • 2
    • 3
  • Efstratios Papanis
    • 4
  • Panagiotis Giavrimis
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowScotland, UK
  2. 2.Centre of Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS)University of NewcastleNewcastleUK
  3. 3.Department of GeographyUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece
  4. 4.Department of SociologyUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece

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