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Institutional Conditions and Innovation Systems: On the Impact of Regional Policy on Firms in Different Sectors


  • Jerker Moodysson
  • Elena Zukauskaite


Moodysson J. and Zukauskaite E. Institutional conditions and innovation systems: on the impact of regional policy on firms in different sectors, Regional Studies . This paper deals with institutional conditions in regional innovation systems: how institutions affect the organization of innovation activities among firms; and in what ways regional policy initiatives can be supportive. The analysis draws on data on innovation networks, activities, and regional policies targeting the life science, media and food industries in Scania, Sweden. The study takes account of the ways in which regional policies can impact individuals' and organizations' action in relation to each other by being internalized. It is argued that such ability is decisive for the success or failure of the policy initiative.

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  • Jerker Moodysson & Elena Zukauskaite, 2014. "Institutional Conditions and Innovation Systems: On the Impact of Regional Policy on Firms in Different Sectors," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(1), pages 127-138, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:48:y:2014:i:1:p:127-138
    DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2011.649004

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    1. Gertler, Meric S., 2004. "Manufacturing Culture: The Institutional Geography of Industrial Practice," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198233824.
    2. Magnus Lagnevik, 2003. "The Dynamics of Innovation Clusters," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 3067.
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    1. Jerker Moodysson & Lionel Sack, 2016. "Institutional stability and industry renewal: diverging trajectories in the Cognac beverage cluster," Industry and Innovation, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(5), pages 448-464, July.
    2. Chen, Liang-Chih, 2015. "Building extra-regional networks for regional innovation systems: Taiwan's machine tool industry in China," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 100(C), pages 107-117.
    3. Sotarauta, Markku, 2015. "The Challenge of Combinatorial Knowledge Dynamics to Study of Institutions, Towards an Actor-centric Bottom-up View of Institutions," Papers in Innovation Studies 2015/5, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
    4. Moodysson , Jerker & Sack , Lionel, 2013. "Innovation under the protected label of origin: heritage, influence and expanding horizons in Cognac," Papers in Innovation Studies 2013/40, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
    5. repec:gam:joitmc:v:3:y:2017:i:3:p:18-:d:130876 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Moodysson , Jerker & Trippl, Michaela & Zukauskaite, Elena, 2015. "Policy Learning and Smart Specialization Balancing Policy Change and Policy Stability for New Regional Industrial Path Development," Papers in Innovation Studies 2015/39, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
    7. Dzemydaitė Giedrė & Galinienė Birutė & Dzemyda Ignas, 2016. "The Efficiency of Regional Innovation Systems in New Member States of the European Union: A Nonparametric DEA Approach," Economics and Business, Sciendo, vol. 28(1), pages 83-89, April.
    8. Bianca Cavicchi & Sergio Palmieri & Marco Odaldi, 2017. "The Influence of Local Governance: Effects on the Sustainability of Bioenergy Innovation," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 9(3), pages 1-22, March.
    9. Moodysson , Jerker & Sack , Lionel, 2013. "Authenticity renewal – institutions, innovation systems, and Cognac evolution (when the rules of the game don’t change)," Papers in Innovation Studies 2013/36, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.

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    JEL classification:

    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe


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