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OECD Territorial Reviews OECD Territorial Reviews: Småland‐Blekinge, Sweden 2012: (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264169517)

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The OECD territorial review of Småland‐Blekinge presents an overview of recent trends, regional policies and governance arrangements of this region that is made up of four counties in South‐East Sweden: Jönköping,  Kronoberg, Kalmar and Blekinge. The challenges include the need to facilitate a shift from the region's historic specialisation in medium‐low and low technology manufacturing towards more knowledge‐intensive activities. This will require addressing the supply of human capital, improving connectivity and enhancing the attractiveness of the region. A regionalisation reform is now under discussion in Sweden with potential implications for Småland‐Blekinge. Whatever the future administrative structure of Småland‐Blekinge, the effectiveness of regional development policies and public service delivery will be directly related to strengthened interaction and co‐ordination arrangements among the numerous actors and administrative units involved.

Assessment and recommendations

Chapter 1. Trends and challenges

Chapter 2. Economic competitiveness in the Småland‐Blekinge region

Chapter 3. Governance and co‐operation in Småland‐Blekinge

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: March 1, 2012


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