a Satellite Meeting in the European Conference on Complex System 2014
September 24, 2014 (Morning), Lucca, Italy
Francesco Niglia, Dimitri Gagliardi, Fatihcan Atay, Mercedes Bleda, Timoteo Carletti, Angelo Corallo, Valerio Eletti, Corentin Fontaine.
Rationale on the workshop
A real socio-economic system can be also identified by territorial and social boundaries: a city, a region etc. The actors therein operating are firms, markets, industrial clusters and are embedded in regional and national innovation systems. An emerging approach identifies the socio-economic system as a ‘smart territory’ characterised by the flow of citizens; the domain of interest is that of public services. Smart territories require business integrated services and long term sustainability, whilst their governance require 2.0 making tools, enabling the sharing of targets between policy makers, innovation and growth strategies and monitoring.
The general idea of this satellite is that these advances can significantly enhance evolutionary explanations of dynamic economic phenomena, and that as complex adaptive systems (CAS) theory constitutes the appropriate analytical framework within which analyse the evolution of socio-economic systems. CAS theory is increasingly being used in socio-economic contexts since the widely accepted view that all social and economic systems are complex adaptive systems has led to important advances on how the general properties of CAS are translated or understood in the economic and the organizational fields.