Rethinking Regional Innovation and Change: Path Dependency or Regional Breakthrough / Edition 1

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Rethinking Regional Innovation and Change brings together papers from leading international scholars in the field of regional development and policy. The contributors examine the interactions between path-dependent developments, institutions, and governance structures that influence regional innovation capacity. Up-to-date case studies present diverse theoretical perspectives from economics, political science, geography, planning, and public policy.

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" Taken as a whole, the volume offers a broad and up-to-date perspective on the inheritance aspect of an area's future. Without exception, the chapters are insightful, interesting and a pleasure to read. Let us hope that this excellent work will find its way to the desks of authorities in charge for regional policy. If anything, the book still urges policy makers to start from the simple piece of wisdom that regions tend to go from where they are coming. Paradoxically, it is from this very notion of path dependency that most regional breakthroughs can be expected. " (Gert Jan Hospers, Regions, April 2005)

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Table of Contents

Beyond Path Dependency and Competitive Convergence.- Tacit Knowledge, Path Dependency and Local Trajectories of Growth.- Regional Transformation and Regional Disequilibrium: New Knowledge Economies and their Discontents.- Switching ties, recombining teams: Avoiding lock-in through project organization?.- Knowledge-intensive services as a key sector for processes of regional economic innovation: Leapfrogging and path dependency.- Entrepreneurship as a source of path dependency.- Geographical proximity and the diffusion of knowledge.- Continuities, ruptures, and re-bundling of regional development paths: Leipzig’s metamorphosis.- Can less favored regions change their destiny? Lessons from Europe.- Innovation challenges and strategies in catch-up regions.- Path dependency in Baden-Württemberg: Lock-in or breakthrough?.- Rethinking regional innovation policy.- On the role of global demand in local innovation processes.- The regionalization of innovation policy: New options for regional change?.

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