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Does open innovation work better in regional clusters?

Huang, F. and Rice, J. (2013) Does open innovation work better in regional clusters? Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 19 (1). pp. 85-120.


The Territory of Nunavut, Canada, was created in 1999 as a vehicle of self-determination for the country’s Inuit population. Carved from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut became Canada’s lowest-income province or territory. At the time, hopes were high for a new model of development based on Inuit values, newly codified land rights, and a wealth of natural resources. A decade later, has Nunavut resulted in a new, effective, and sustainable model of economic development for its residents? Does the territory offer any lessons, in turn, for other low-income regions of the developed or developing world? This paper investigates these questions, based on field research and review of available literature.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc
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