Analysis of a city-region from the knowledge perspective: Tampere, Finland

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    Purpose - The paper aims to evaluate the knowledge-based urban development (KBUD) dynamics of a rapidly emerging knowledge city-region, Tampere region, Finland. Design/methodology/approach - The paper empirically investigates Tampere region's development achievements and progress from the knowledge perspective. Findings - The research, through qualitative and quantitative analyses, reveals the regional development strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Tampere region. Originality/value - The paper provides useful suggestions based on the lessons learned from the Tampere case investigation that could shed light on the KBUD journey of city-regions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)445-466
    Number of pages22
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2014
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • City-region
    • Finland
    • Knowledge-based urban development
    • Regional development
    • Tampere

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Library and Information Sciences


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