Sistemas de innovación y resiliencia regionalun análisis de redes

  1. Pinto, Hugo 2
  2. Nogueira, Carla 2
  3. Domínguez-Gómez, J. Andrés 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Huelva, España
  2. 2 Universidade do Algarve, Portugal
RES. Revista Española de Sociología

ISSN: 2445-0367 1578-2824

Year of publication: 2019

Issue Title: Hacia una sociología de la innovación

Volume: 28

Issue: 3

Pages: 35-52

Type: Article

More publications in: RES. Revista Española de Sociología


European regions face several social and economic challenges. To overcome these challenges, each region needs to identify priority domains that promote innovation dynamics and represent competitive advantages for development and regional resilience. The innovative dynamics of a region largely depends on existing actors and their connectivity, so that the resilience of a given innovation system can be analyzed through the study of innovation networks. This article studies the case of Algarve, a peripheral region in the south of Portugal, through the use of Social Network Analysis. The results facilitate the identification of thematic groups of priorities for smart specialization and potentialities for the system improvement and suggest that the public policies must make efforts to stimulate the cooperation for the innovation, avoiding an excessive concentration of resources and the prominence of specific actors.

Funding information

Hugo Pinto agradece el apoyo financiero de la FCT —Fundación para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (Portugal)— a su investigación (SFRH/BPD/84038/2012 y DL57/2016/CP1341/CT0013). Carla Nogueira también agradece el apoyo financiero de la FCT (SFRH/ BD/117398/2016).


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