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dc.contributor.authorMakkonen, Teemu
dc.contributor.authorLeick, Birgit
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07T12:55:53Z
dc.date.available2020-01-07T12:55:53Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/7884
dc.description.abstractThe present paper explores the unresolved issue in regional planning of whether small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) benefit from being located in border regions in terms of cross-border cooperation opportunities and cross-border externalities. By systematically reviewing the existing literature on the topic with the help of a mapping review, it suggests the following answer: SMEs in border regions do benefit from cross-border cooperation opportunities. However, there is no strong empirical support of a prevalence of positive cross-border externalities. Rather, the review finds that SMEs in border regions are influenced by negative cross-border externalities. Since the results do not point in a clear-cut direction, given their high degree of context-specificity, we claim that further studies on the topic are necessary to combine the established knowledge on SME-based entrepreneurship with planning theories and concepts taken from the literature on borders, border asymmetries and border regions.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean planning studies
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2019.1705765
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.subjectborder region
dc.subjectcross-border cooperation
dc.subjectcross-border externalities
dc.subjectentrepreneurs
dc.subjectSMEs
dc.titleLocational challenges and opportunities for SMEs in border regions
dc.description.versionfinal draft
dc.contributor.departmentKarelian Institute, activities
uef.solecris.id67490056en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Informa UK Limited
dc.relation.doi10.1080/09654313.2019.1705765
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.publisher.countryBritannia
dc.relation.issn0965-4313
dc.relation.volume[Epub ahead of print 22 Dec 2019]
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessEi


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