Cross-Border Cooperation Organisation's Role in Enhancement of Knowledge and Innovation in a Region.

  • Lepik K
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Internationalization processes characterising the development of society today have led to a diversity of cooperation forms for countries and their regions. Coping with the new restructuring processes in economy and being competitive demands shift towards knowledge-economy. In that context develops the need to support learning processes and innovation; hence the creation of necessary networks and forms of activities for innovation creation in regions is important. Cross-border cooperation (CBC) has been identified as an important way for addressing the regional development problematics. Especially, the specific organisations created for the purpose of arrangement of cross-border cooperation require further attention. The topic is original as it studies the implementation of such important innovative cooperation forms as triple-helix cooperation and Living Labs type of cooperation in complex cross-border settings which experiences have so far been traditionally dealt with in the context of one country only. This article presents how the implementation of such complex forms can be enhanced between neighbouring countries. The aim of the article is to analyse how to facilitate the creation of cross-border cooperation forms with more specific focus like cross-border-triple-helix cooperation and a crossborder- Living Lab type of cooperation using the premises availed by a CBC organisation. The empirical part of the paper consists of action research carried out by the author in a CBC organisation Helsinki-Tallinn Euregio. The paper concludes by presenting models where a CBC organisation is a facilitator and an appropriate framework for fostering innovative and complex CBC forms and tools. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Author-supplied keywords

  • CROSS border transactions
  • INFORMATION economy
  • INTERNATIONAL cooperation
  • INTERNATIONAL economic relations
  • TECHNOLOGICAL innovations
  • collaborative learning
  • cross-border cooperation organisation
  • innovation
  • knowledge
  • living lab
  • triple-helix cooperation

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  • Katri-Liis Lepik

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