The Baltic Region

2011 Issue №3(9)

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The Baltic macroregion: geographical macrostructures, communication features, innovative potential



The article considers and assesses the influence of macro-geographical factors on communication behaviour of people in the course of transition to innovative economy through the example of the Baltic Sea region.


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