Contemporary Approach to Specialization in Mazovi
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Supporting smart specialization, taking into account regional potential, makes sense in the case of probable, significant increase of a competitive advantage in the region. This should result in economic growth. In turn, countering dispersion of the EU support by indicating smart specialization of a given region, constituting one of the policy objectives for regions, does not guarantee development of these specializations, and therefore, economic growth. One must remember that development of given specializations is a result of the local-level processes, which determine the market and at the same time being the main stimulant for their formulation. The strategic objective should be the introduction of such a system which will generate innovations, taking into account the advanced technologies and their diffusion into less developed areas. Flexibility should be an important aspect, understood as the capacity of specific areas to modify the use of their own potential. It is important to shape and promote pro-innovative and proentrepreneurial stances. Designating smart specialization and supporting it with the EU funds cannot be a goal in itself, but a carefully considered and prudent financial policy.
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