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The territorial economy: a general approach in order to understand and deal with globalization




Today many contributions are dedicated to the role of industrial districts, clusters and other such networks in local economic development, or to local innovation dynamics (innovative milieus, technopoles, regional innovation systems, learning regions and so on). In our opinion, the crucial question at present no longer consists of providing new notions and concepts. We believe that it is time to develop a more ambitious, theoryoriented research programme that aims to take space and time in socioeconomic theory fully into account. The objective of this chapter is to give a first account of what we believe to be the upcoming issues and theoretical questions in research about territorial economic dynamics. Indeed, a better understanding of the territorial economy is central to greater understanding of the roles that networks play in local economic development processes.

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  • Kristian Colletis-Wahl & José Corpataux & Olivier Crevoisier & Leila Kebir & Bernard Pecqueur & Véronique Peyrache-Gadeau, 2006. "The territorial economy: a general approach in order to understand and deal with globalization," GRET Publications and Working Papers 01-06, GRET Group of Research in Territorial Economy, University of Neuchâtel.
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    1. Roth, Steffen, 2015. "Non-technological and non-economic innovations: Contributions to a theory of robust innovation," EconStor Books, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, number 110468.
    2. Hugues Jeannerat & Olivier Crevoisier, 2011. "Non-technological innovation and multi-local territorial knowledge dynamics in the Swiss watch industry," GRET Publications and Working Papers 01-11, GRET Group of Research in Territorial Economy, University of Neuchâtel.
    3. Olivier Crevoisier & Hugues Jeannerat, 2009. "Territorial Knowledge Dynamics: From the Proximity Paradigm to Multi-location Milieus," European Planning Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(8), pages 1223-1241, August.
    4. Ludovic Halbert & Hortense Rouanet, 2014. "Filtering Risk Away: Global Finance Capital, Transcalar Territorial Networks and the (Un)Making of City-Regions: An Analysis of Business Property Development in Bangalore, India," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(3), pages 471-484, March.
    5. Olivier Crevoisier, 2014. "Beyond Territorial Innovation Models: The Pertinence of the Territorial Approach," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(3), pages 551-561, March.

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    Territorial Economy; GREMI; Theory-oriented Research; Networks;

    JEL classification:

    • G0 - Financial Economics - - General
    • L0 - Industrial Organization - - General
    • E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General
    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics


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