The starting hypothesis, drawn from a consolidated literature on European cases, is that the development of a knowledge-based society and economy hinges on the interaction between different ways of producing know ledge, the role of a wide array of institutional spheres (from those that are more closely connected to the market, to those connected to education and culture), and the mechanisms for learning and cooperation that are already at work in local systems . This is a neo-institutionalist approach which focuses on the institutional devices that can foster collective learning processes and cultivate the orga nizational and individual skills needed to put processes of innovation into practice. But it is also an approach that offers a reading of the local area territory – the preferred analytical dimensi on in this type of investigation – as a sociopolitical arena where entrepreneurs, ec onomists and politicians organize innovation processes and put together hidden resources, combining and integrating them in new frameworks.
Le strade dell'innovazione. Transizioni difficili e modelli alternativi.
Cooperare per innovare. ICT Imprese e territorio.
E le scuole stanno a guardare. Esperienze e rappresentazioni del dopo-diploma in Piemonte
Belloni M.C., Carriero R., Todesco L.
Innovatori in famiglia? Responsabilità familiari e ideologie di genere dei lavoratori della conoscenza
R. Albano, S. Bertolini, M. D?Agati
Cui bono? Rappresentazioni e aspettative sulla scuola secondaria in Piemonte