Knowledge transfer and innovation in cross-border cooperation programmes between Finland and Russia

Teemu Makkonen, Allan Williams, Adi Weidenfeld, Virpi Kaisto

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Abstrakt

Cross-border cooperation (CBC) at the European Union’s (EU) external borders has been promoted via programmes, such as the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI), funded jointly by the EU and participating countries. However, little empirical attention has been laid to these programmes in terms of their role in enhancing cross-border knowledge transfer and innovation, particularly in the field of tourism. To shed light on the issue, semi-structured interviews were conducted with representatives of (12 Russian; 12 Finnish) organisations that had participated in ENPI CBC funded tourism related Finnish-Russian cross-border projects. The results shed light on the possibilities of and obstacles to cross-border knowledge transfer and innovation. ENPI CBC programmes between Finland and Russia are highly relevant for successful cross-border knowledge transfer and innovation in the tourism sector: the projects were particularly successful in transmitting new service concepts and best practices across the border. While, for example, language issues and the differences in legislative systems between the two countries can constitute barriers for practical CBC, the dissimilarity between the actors in opposing sides of the border, is actually the main factor that facilitates and creates potential for learning, knowledge transfer and innovation to take place in the Finnish-Russian cross-border region.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development
RedaktørerPanayiotis Ketikidis, Adrian Solomon
Antal sider8
Publikationsdato2017
Sider277-284
ISBN (Trykt)978-960-9416-11-5
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Begivenhed10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development - Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Grækenland
Varighed: 31. aug. 20171. sep. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 10

Konference

Konference10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development
Nummer10
LokationThessaloniki
Land/OmrådeGrækenland
ByThessaloniki
Periode31/08/201701/09/2017

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