Entrepreneurship and Territorial Behavior. How to Exercise Competitiveness in Sustainability in Europe
Social Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 4-1, July 2014, Pages: 28-45
Received: May 8, 2014; Accepted: May 28, 2014; Published: Jun. 14, 2014
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Maria Prezioso, Dept. Science, Technology and Education (STF), University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
Maria Coronato, Ph.D. in Economic Geography, Dept. Human and Education Sciences (DSUF), University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
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The paper focuses on territorial impacts of the European policy with regards to the enterprise systems in the last decade and how the effects of this policy could have irreparable modified the enterprise network relationships (socio-functional and interrelated/cohesive) in regions. This suspicion has suggested European choices include the territorial dimension in the development directions by the intra and inter-regional co-operation. The searching new forms of balanced growth for enterprise is the future objective; it could be followed by assuming a territorial polycentric cohesive organization. Important European documents, like Europe 2020 Strategy and Territorial Agenda (2011), stress this orientation. A critical review of Economic Geography literature with regards to main localisation theories of enterprise opens this contribution, in order to accompany the reader in understanding of new strategic parameters able to measure `the regional productive capability' of enterprises in the framework of European recent directions. By using innovative methodologies, the performance of enterprise systems and networks looking at these parameters, highlights European specific territorialised typologies of behaviour. Finally, some policy recommendations are suggested in this direction in order to improve the regional productivity, as well as the employment in relation with to specific economic-social-environmental parameters of cohesion and competitiveness in sustainability, looking at the regional productive capability of Small/Medium Firms (SMFs) in Europe with regards to main pillars of the 2014-2020 Strategy.
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Enterprises’ Economic Geography, European Competitiveness, Sustainability
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Maria Prezioso, Maria Coronato, Entrepreneurship and Territorial Behavior. How to Exercise Competitiveness in Sustainability in Europe, Social Sciences. Special Issue: Geographical Evidence in Changing Europe. Vol. 3, No. 4-1, 2014, pp. 28-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.s.2014030401.14
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