(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Developing a knowledge infrastructure to foster regional innovation in the periphery : a study from Quebec's coastal region in Canada

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Univ. du Québec, Rimouski, CANADA
(2) Telfer School of Management, Univ., Ottawa, CANADA


Building on the case study of Quebec’s coastal region maritime industry, the relevance of the regional innovation system framework to analyse and plan innovation development in the periphery is discussed. The analysis indicates that, while public policies using the regional innovation system framework contributes to create a relatively well-developed knowledge infrastructure in the maritime industry, they have not yet succeeded in achieving the main goal of fostering a ‘competitive regional production system’. This case suggests that a ‘thickening’ of the knowledge infrastructure does not automatically lead to significant development in the productive system in peripheral regions


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

Editor : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1967)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 47, no9 [pp. 1555-1572]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 tabl., 1 carte



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00343404.2011.626400

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