Fabien Nadou is an Associate Professor of Regional Development and Regional Economy. He joined EM Normandie in 2014. He has a PhD in spatial and town planning from the Université Tours, awarded in 2013. His thesis is on the spatial planning of economic activities in urban areas in France, and examines the capacity for regional intermediation in regional coherence plans and planning documents. His research interests are regional intermediation, economic and regional development strategies and figures. He focuses on coordination and proximity relationships between stakeholders (public-public; public-private), driving forces of the regional economy, relationships of regions with the business innovation process and the strategic spatial planning of economic development.