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How do related variety and differentiated knowledge bases influence the resilience of local production systems?

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  • Sedita , Silvia Rita

    () (University of Padova, Department of Economics and Management)

  • de Noni , Ivan

    () (University of Milan, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods)

  • Pilotti , Luciano

    () (University of Milan, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods)

Abstract

This contribution attempts to systematize some first evidence on the sustainability and resilience of local production systems in the economic recession and first hypothetical phases of recovery, 2007 to 2013, focusing on the role played by diversified economy, related and unrelated variety and differentiated knowledge bases, as drivers for territorial resilience. The results confirm the importance of related variety to growth and stability during recessions and support the creative capacity of culture, providing evidence that a moderate concentration in cultural/creative economic activities contributes to resilience and that industrial districts and international development play a positive role.

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  • Sedita , Silvia Rita & de Noni , Ivan & Pilotti , Luciano, 2015. "How do related variety and differentiated knowledge bases influence the resilience of local production systems?," Papers in Innovation Studies 2015/4, Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy.
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    Regional economic growth; industrial districts; sustainability; creative capacity of culture; resilience;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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