Regional Competitiveness: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Triple HelixMaria Manuela Santos Natário*
Research Unit for Development of Inland, Polytechnics of Guarda, Portugal
- *Corresponding Author:
- Maria Manuela Santos Natário
Research Unit for Development of Inland
Polytechnics of Guarda, Portugal
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 05, 2014; Accepted date: November 06, 2014; Published date: November 16, 2014
Citation: Natário MMS (2014) Regional Competitiveness: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Triple Helix. Int J Econ Manag Sci 3:204. doi:10.4172/2162-6359.1000204
Copyright: © 2014 Natário MMS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The aim of this paper is to reflect and evaluate the factors that influence regional competitiveness and propose a conceptual model for regional competitiveness in Peripheral Regions. These regions have specificities and singulars characteristics distinct of central regions and need certain specifications to develop innovation and competitiveness. The entrepreneurship and innovation process require an important involvement of local actors and the creation of networks. This paper reflects upon the factors that influence regional competitiveness, enhancing the concept of regional innovation systems, the triple helix model and the concept of entrepreneurship to develop dynamics of innovation and competitiveness.