Digitalization, Regional Competitiveness and the Governments of the Future

8 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2018 Last revised: 5 Feb 2021

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Bence Zuti

University of Szeged, Doctoral School of Economics

Date Written: June 4, 2018


Nowadays digitalization is one of the key global drivers of change. It acts as a catalyst for transition in all aspects of our lives. With this transition occurring at present, the traditional models of our society and economy are being challenged on a daily basis. Solutions provided by technology are becoming more accessible and commonly implemented in everyday practices. The presence of innovative companies, SMEs and R&D activities are considered crucial elements of the competitiveness of a certain region; however, it is worth to highlight that besides these elements, the role of the government and the public sector should also be accentuated. The competitiveness of the region can also be improved by focusing on providing redefined services tailored to meet the needs of citizens of a new, digital era. With digitalization, there is an opportunity for governments to be more in terms of inclusiveness, transparency and trustworthiness, hence operating in a more effective way than before. The goal of the paper is to systematize the connections between regional competitiveness and governments of the digital age.

Keywords: Regional competitiveness, digitalization, globalization, governments

JEL Classification: I23, O31, R11, C18, D80, I20, I25, M10, M20, O18, O20, O30, O32, O35, O40, P25, P48, R10, R50, R58

Suggested Citation

Zuti, Bence, Digitalization, Regional Competitiveness and the Governments of the Future (June 4, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

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