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INNOVATION DIFFUSION AND ARCHITECTURE AND DYNAMICS OF LOCAL TERRITORIAL NETWORKS; pp. 215–237

(Full article in PDF format)   doi: 10.3176/tr.2008.2.06


Authors

Carmelo Cannarella, Valeria Piccioni

Abstract

This paper aims to provide some guidelines for operators involved in local development related to the creation and management of territorial networks as critical tools to foster forms of efficient, effective and sustainable local development. Some models of local territorial networks’ structure and dynamics are described on the basis of the contributions of the complex networks’ theories. The definition of these models provides an important contributions in improving the success possibilities and impact capabilities of technological transfer initiatives and innovation diffusion action above all at local level on the basis of stable and long term systematic collaborations, not linked to isolated and extemporaneous initiatives.

Keywords

territorial networks, local economies, knowledge flows, innovation management, rural development.

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