Knowledge-based urban development of cross-border twin cities

Makkonen, Teemu and Weidenfeld, Adi (2016) Knowledge-based urban development of cross-border twin cities. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 7 (4) . pp. 389-406. ISSN 2040-4468 (doi:10.1504/IJKBD.2016.080881)

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Abstract

Knowledge-based urban development (KBUD) has recently emerged as a central topic of discussion among scholars and practitioners interested in urban development tools and policies. However, what has rarely been discussed before is whether KBUD can be achieved in a cross-border context. This paper sets out to propose an analytical framework for empirical studies on the shared KBUD processes of cross-border twin cities, based on indicators adapted from the literature on cross-border regional innovation systems. The proposed framework was tested with two cases: Helsinki-Tallinn and Copenhagen-Malmö. The results demonstrate the feasibility of the framework, guide potential further studies on KBUD and twin cities and raise relevant suggestions for urban policy-makers in border regions.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR)
Item ID: 21002
Depositing User: Adi Weidenfeld
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 17:01
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 09:14
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21002

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