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

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


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.


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

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Field of science, Statistics Finland