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.
Table of ContentsBeyond 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?.