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Aspatial peripherality, innovation and the rural economy

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-30783
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-10-2000
Duration: 35 months
Total cost: 1,883,466 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,407,436 EUR
Scientific Officer: Sjur BAARDSEN
Research topic: 5.5. Sustainable development of rural and other relevant areas

Abstract:
Aspatial Peripherality (AsP) is a term describing a range of processes which increasingly compound or distort the effects of physical remoteness. Distance constraints on regional economic and social development are diminishing, yet the benefits may be either enhanced or masked by a range of essentially non-geographic processes. These include the utilisation of information society technology, and the density and efficiency of networks linking local business, development agencies and global sources of information or markets. Aspects of social capital, and the character of regional governance also play a role in determining the degree of effective isolation from the 'motor regions' at the heart of Europe. This project will systematically explore the economic and social processes which cause AsP, develop methodologies for measuring it, and create effective tools whereby policy-makers and the business community may seek to minimise its impact.


Coordinator
Andrew COPUS
Scottish Agricultural College
Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1224 711246
Fax: +44 1224 711270
E-mail: A Copus@ab.sac.ac.uk


Partners
  Patrick GLEESON
TEAGASC - The Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Dublin
IRELAND
Tel.: +353 2542222
Fax: +353 2542340
E-mail: pgleeson@dbc.teagasc.ie
  Seamus GRIMES
Natural University of Ireland
Galway
IRELAND
Tel.: +353 91524411
Fax: +353 91525700
E-mail: seamus.grimes@nuigalway.ie
  Fransisco TOMAS VERT
Universidad de Valencia (Estudi General)
Valencia
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 963864109
Fax: +34 963983021
E-mail: vicerec.investigacio@uv.es
  Constantinos VAYENAS
University of Patras Research committee
Patras
GREECE
Tel.: +30 61997554
Fax: +30 61992948
E-mail: research.committee@upatras.gr
  Dietrich GROH
Universitšt Dortmund
Dortmund
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 231 7552205
Fax: +49 231 7555146
E-mail: groh@verwaltung.uni-dortmund.de
  Raija SOLLAMO
University of Helsinki
Seinaejoki
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 91911
Fax: +358 919123077
E-mail: helena.meriluoto@helsinki.fi