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Exploring Current Trends in Scientific Research on Smart Specialisation
  This paper describes current trends in scientific research on Smart Specialisation by answering the following questions: (1) How many scientific publications on Smart Specialisation have been produced since this concept emerged and what are their characteristics in terms of type and influence?; (2) How large is the community of researchers, organisations and countries working in this field?; (3) What is their influence and productivity?; (4) What are the main regional knowledge hubs and the key knowledge producers?; and (5) What are the highly-cited knowledge objects published by the research community? The answers are sourced from a bibliometric analysis of the scientific publications produced during the first 12 years of research on Smart Specialisation.

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    30 September 2019

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  • Library of Congress:

    HB Economic Theory

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    337 International economics

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    EC European Commission


Mora, L., Deakin, M., & Reid, A. (2019). Exploring Current Trends in Scientific Research on Smart Specialisation. Scienze Regionali-The Italian Journal of Regional Science, 18(3), 397-422.



Smart Specialisation; Research Trends; Core Literature; Knowledge Producers

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