Is there a need for transnational learning?: The case of restructuring in small industrial towns

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List of Authors: Kenneth Nordberg
Editors: Åge Mariussen, Seija Virkkala
Publication year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Book title: Learning Transnational Learning
Title of series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography
Number in series: 46
Start page: 285
End page: 310
ISBN: 978-0-415-53989-0
eISBN: 978-0-203-42715-6


In peripheral regions, achieving cooperation and mutual understanding around the development of the region is even more critical than in prosperous regions. The cases studied here offer an opportunity to study the possibilities for transnational learning between Norway, where a system for long-term economic restructuring through regional cooperation is used, and the case of Kaskö in Finland, where restructuring measures are short-term. Two main differences are identified. First, regional controversies and competition for taxation incomes in Kaskö can be mastered trough a regional stance to restructuring. Second, legislation for restructuring in Finland does not impose the company social responsibility on the company in question.

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