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Special Issue on: “Digital and knowledge production geographies in Nordic and Baltic countries”

NETCOM. Networks and Communication Studies: Call-for Papers
Tommi Inkinen

Rationale: This special issue focuses on the digital and knowledge-based geographies in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The theme issue welcomes article proposals that will provide insight to spatial formations of information, communication, technologies and knowledge production from the various perspectives including analyses public and private sectors together with NGOs and other stakeholders. Potential papers may focus on theoretical developments or empirical analyses. The articles are targeted to academic community as well as practitioners, such as spatial developers, planners and officers in order to increase understanding of the dynamics and factors effecting spatial development. In particular, the information regarding the challenges and obstacles that should be considered in decision making in cities or/and peripheral locations.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Integration of spatial analysis and knowledge-based theory

  • Regional case studies of technology geographies

  • Epistemological considerations for information and knowledge driven studies of spatial or regional development

  • Spatial scaling of knowledge sources for economic growth

  • Clusters of knowledge creation

  • Urban-rural dichotomies and digitalization

  • Case based solutions for local knowledge economies

  • Comparative studies of innovative growth

  • Geographical differentiation of innovation and knowledge production between and within countries

  • Local lessons of science/technology&/innovation initiatives

  • Policy studies of technology

  • Travelling theory, location context and ICT

Manuscripts should be 5000 to 8000 words in length, written in English or French and they should follow the paper submission guidelines provided on the journal website: All submitted proposals will undergo a normal double blind peer-review process.

Submission proposals should be sent to:

the Guest Editor: Prof. Tommi Inkinen, University of Helsinki, Finland,

and editorial office (

no later than 31.06.2016.

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