Ciencia, docencia y tecnología
On-line version ISSN 1851-1716
GUILLERMO, Díaz L; LEMARIE, Rodolfo and ARTURO, Vallejos R. Definition and analysis of the Regional Innovation System: an approach to the case of Region de Los Lagos (Chile). Cienc. docencia tecnol. [online]. 2012, n.44, pp. 9-45. ISSN 1851-1716.
Territorial studies now recognize that technological innovation is an important factor in development. For example, among the theories related to technological change and collective learning, the Systems for Regional Innovation (SRI) model recommends a systemic focus on innovation, underlining the importance of geographic, institutional, economic and cultural variables. This article analyzes and applies the SRI model to Region de Los Lagos in Chile, emphasizing two fundamental aspects: the components and internal dynamics of this territorial innovation model, while analyzing the conditions where innovation takes place and the perceptions of important regional figures. By applying the SRI model to a developing country such as Chile, giving special attention to the particular innovation conditions and the perception of the different regional players, this article aims to contribute to the literature available on this subject, at present incomplete.
Keywords : Economy; Regional development Territory; Innovation; Knowledge.