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Regional Competitiveness Versus Territorial Competitiveness: Project Taonaba Case Study - Town Of Abymes, Guadeloupe

Abstract : Territorial intelligence can be defined as the ability of a territory to anticipate socio-economic changes and the resulting knowledge management as well as to generate policies, know-how and innovations that will ultimately create a polycentric area of expertise and service capabilities to enhance the competitiveness of companies located there. It is created by setting up a sustainable development process to review business competitiveness with all the inherent consequences in managing, making, planning and implementing decisions. Territorial competitiveness is an integrated and proactive approach to shaping the future of territories, regions and larger geographies – . to some degree it can also be referred to as spatial planning. It goes beyond traditional regional policy as it brings together economic, social and environment opportunities and in addition to other factors which influence where activities takes place, concerns how different places function and are connected, and what social and business conditions are available Territorial competitiveness strategies can help in exploring the potential for economic growth and job creation and at the same time support an enhanced quality of life by helping to meet the challenge of sustainable development. The article reports on an action research to support the urban community of Cap Excellence in Guadeloupe in its local sustainable development project. After summarizing the terms of the debate surrounding sustainable development and presenting the region, the research is placed back in the context of a more general approach of territorial intelligence.. The limits of developing a local Agenda 21 in the form of a "programmed action plan" give the opportunity to improve territorial intelligence with the concept of agency arising from Foucault's 'dispositif' or apparatus, Deleuze's theory of agency and the actor-network. A discussion on this ontology social will be initiated. We will give priority to presenting a simulation tool for territorial assemblages with the help of an instructive example (TAONABA) which, while confirming the operational nature of this simulation approach, corresponds nevertheless to a very detailed level of abstraction. This reflection as well as the presented case study demonstrates that the issue of competitiveness should not only be handled by companies, but more particularly through the dynamics of the territories where they are based and how in turn, territories can play a role in shaping businesses. Specific issues in Transition economies can be captured by crossover issues.
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Houda Neffati, Eddie Soulier, Florie Bugeaud. Regional Competitiveness Versus Territorial Competitiveness: Project Taonaba Case Study - Town Of Abymes, Guadeloupe. Risk in Contemporary Economy, 2013, 2013, pp.31-42. ⟨hal-02939640⟩



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