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Import Flows: Extraregional Linkages Stimulating Renewal of Regional Sectors?

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  • Martin Andersson

    (Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE). Lund University, PO Box 117, SE 221 00, Lund, Sweden, and the School of Management, Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH))

  • Lina Bjerke

    (Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), PO Box 1026, SE 551 11, Jönköping, Sweden)

  • Charlie Karlsson

    (Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), PO Box 1026, SE 551 11, Jönköping, Sweden, Blekinge Institute of Technology, and University of Southern Denmark, Campus Sönderborg)

Abstract

We examine the role of regional import flows for renewal of regional industries. The hypothesis is that imports stimulate renewal of local industries by being vehicles for technology diffusion and means by which local firms can exploit advantages of global specialisation. We find robust and positive relationships between high-quality imports and renewal of regional exports, where the latter are measured by the introduction of novel export products of local firms. Connectedness to international markets via import networks appears to be a stimulus for the renewal of regional exports.

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  • Martin Andersson & Lina Bjerke & Charlie Karlsson, 2013. "Import Flows: Extraregional Linkages Stimulating Renewal of Regional Sectors?," Environment and Planning A, , vol. 45(12), pages 2999-3017, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:envira:v:45:y:2013:i:12:p:2999-3017
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    1. Ron Boschma, 2017. "Relatedness as driver behind regional diversification: a research agenda," Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) 1702, Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography, revised Jan 2017.
    2. Ron Boschma, 2018. "The geographical dimension of structural change," Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) 1839, Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography, revised Nov 2018.

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