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What Does Evolutionary Economic Geography Bring To The Policy Table? Reconceptualising regional innovation systems

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  • Asheim, Bjørn

    ()
    (CIRCLE and the Department of Human Geography, Lund University; Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), Norway)

  • M. Bugge, Markus

    ()
    (Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Norway)

  • Coenen, Lars

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    (CIRCLE, Lund University; Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), Norway)

  • Herstad, Sverre

    ()
    (NIFU, Oslo Norway)

Abstract

The article discusses the strategic roles of public policy and institutions and the way this effect to the efficiency of regional innovation systems in the landscape of evolutionary economic geography. It argues that the current emphasis on path dependency historically contingent preconditions has provided important insights into the interdependencies between industrial knowledge bases and routines, regional system dynamics and long-term development paths. Yet, it falls short of capturing the scope of policy intervention which follows logically from the evolutionary framework itself. Anchored in a renewed regional innovation systems approach, the article presents a policy intervention framework for constructing regional advantage in different contexts.

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Paper provided by Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy in its series CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers with number 2013/5.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 10 Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:lucirc:2013_005

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Keywords: evolutionary economic geography; institutions; regional innovation policy; clusters; regional innovation systems;

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  1. Martin , Roman & Trippl , Michaela, 2013. "System Failures, Knowledge Bases and Regional Innovation Policies," CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers 2013/13, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.

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