Knowledge Region: Alps-Adriatic Challenges: v. I: Knowledge Region: Alps-Adriatic Challenges General Perspective

This book discusses the role of knowledge in European transformation under a regional perspective. Starting out with a critical appraisal of `knowledge', `knowledge economy' and `knowledge society' as theoretical concepts the book pursues the regional and cross-border context of knowledge. Its empirical focus is on the Alps-Adriatic cross-border region in Central Europe with some international comparisons. Here the dense fabric of knowledge in regional societies is demonstrated. Awareness of the importance of regions in socio-economic development is raised.