Oct 18, 2018
Scientific Bulletin of Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (Series: Economics and Management in the Oil and Gas Industry)
The research is devoted to the economic essence disclosure of smart specialization in the regional development and the identification of impact directions of such specialization on regional competitiveness and innovation activity.It is determined that smart specialization concept involves the relationship between science, education and economy, and in the context of regional development we are talking about the triad "business – science – public sphere". In accordance with these relations, the smart specialization goal is the optimal use of individual regions and countries potential through the maximum adaptation of possible development directions of science and education in theseregions or countries to their specific socio-economic conditions.It has been established that the main advantage of smart specialization at the regional levelis to increase its competitiveness and innovation activity, because availability of innovations inmodern globalized world is a major economic growth factor. It has been determined thenecessity of smart specialization concept implementation in Ukraine in regional policy field,primarily in the direction of attracting universities, other educational institutions and researchcenters to the determination of regions comparative advantages and to the formulation ofstrategies for their development based on specialization on such advantages realization.