Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Dealing with Dichotomies: The case of Bornholm

Contents:

Author Info

  • Lisa Van Well

    ()

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This paper aims to characterise the interplay between regional development and economic and innovative capacity on the Danish island community of Bornholm. Drawing on studies of institutions, innovative capacity is highlighted as knowledge resources, relational resources and mobilisation capacity. Building on these concepts, the institutions of regional development on Bornholm are examined in terms of how traditional core competencies in agriculture and the fishing industries are being utilised and are in the process of change towards a new core competency. The study shows how knowledge resources on Bornholm appear to be sufficient for fostering regional development in new endeavours. Bornholm is also working hard to facilitate new relationships and social capital to build innovative capacity. But the mobilisation of visions and goals towards a new core competency is being hindered by to the social and institutional dichotomies on the island. These dichotomies are examined in the paper and examples are presented of how Bornholm is currently dealing with this situation.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www-sre.wu.ac.at/ersa/ersaconfs/ersa10/ERSA2010finalpaper1330.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by European Regional Science Association in its series ERSA conference papers with number ersa10p1330.

    as in new window
    Length:
    Date of creation: Sep 2011
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa10p1330

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria
    Web page: http://www.ersa.org

    Related research

    Keywords:

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Anders Malmberg & Peter Maskell, 2002. "The elusive concept of localization economies: towards a knowledge-based theory of spatial clustering," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 34(3), pages 429-449, March.
    2. Hans Westlund, 2006. "The Social Capital of Regional Dynamics: A Policy Perspective," CIRJE F-Series, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo CIRJE-F-423, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
    3. Cooke, Philip, 2001. "Regional Innovation Systems, Clusters, and the Knowledge Economy," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 10(4), pages 945-74, December.
    4. Kevin Morgan, 1997. "The Learning Region: Institutions, Innovation and Regional Renewal," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(5), pages 491-503.
    5. Lundvall, Bengt-Ake & Johnson, Bjorn & Andersen, Esben Sloth & Dalum, Bent, 2002. "National systems of production, innovation and competence building," Research Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 31(2), pages 213-231, February.
    6. P Healey, 1998. "Building institutional capacity through collaborative approaches to urban planning," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 30(9), pages 1531-1546, September.
    7. Furman, Jeffrey L. & Porter, Michael E. & Stern, Scott, 2002. "The determinants of national innovative capacity," Research Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 31(6), pages 899-933, August.
    8. Clive Lawson & Edward Lorenz, 1999. "Collective Learning, Tacit Knowledge and Regional Innovative Capacity," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(4), pages 305-317.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa10p1330. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Gunther Maier).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.