Non-technological innovation and multi-local territorial knowledge dynamics in the Swiss watch industry
Over the last few decades, territorial approaches have generally tried to explain how regions have specialised their production systems around specific path dependencies and technological innovation; how their specialisation enabled them to compete locally in the global market. Some socio-economic changes and recent theories have addressed new theoretical questions regarding new dynamics of knowledge, new territorial relations and new types of innovation. The case of the Swiss watch industry is used here to illustrate different aspects of this new approach. We propose to look at the present Swiss watch industry as a complex system of production-consummation of authenticity where non-technological innovations have become critical. We also explain the importance of combinatorial knowledge dynamics as well as diffusion and legitimisation processes. Finally, we propose analysing the region within complex multi-local knowledge dynamics, rather than considering it as a specialised local system in a global market.
|Date of creation:||Jan 2011|
|Date of revision:|
|Publication status:||Published in International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, January 2011, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 26-44.|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Faubourg de l'Hôpital 27, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland|
Phone: +41 (0)32 718 1420
Fax: +41 (0)32 718 1421
Web page: http://www2.unine.ch/socio/
More information through EDIRC
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.:
- 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.
- Kristian Colletis-Wahl & JosÃ© Corpataux & Olivier Crevoisier & Bernard Pecqueur & VÃ©ronique Peyrache-Gadeau & Leila Kebir, 2008. "The Territorial Economy: A General Approach in Order to Understand and Deal with Globalization," Chapters, in: Networks, Governance and Economic Development, chapter 2 Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Dominique Foray, 2006. "The Economics of Knowledge," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262562235, March.
- 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.
- Olivier Crevoisier & Hugues Jeannerat, 2009. "Territorial Knowledge Dynamics: From the Proximity Paradigm to Multi-location Milieus," GRET Publications and Working Papers 08-09, GRET Group of Research in Territorial Economy, University of Neuchâtel.
- Frédéric Gaschet & Claude Lacour, 2007. "Les systèmes productifs urbains : des clusters aux « clusties »," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(4), pages 707-728.
- Antonelli, Cristiano, 2005.
"Models Of Knowledge And Systems Of Governance,"
Department of Economics and Statistics Cognetti de Martiis LEI & BRICK - Laboratory of Economics of Innovation "Franco Momigliano", Bureau of Research in Innovation, Complexity and Knowledge, Collegio
200501, University of Turin.
- repec:nct:journl:v:17:y:2009:i:8:p:1223-1241 is not listed on IDEAS
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:nct:wpaper:01-11. 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: (Alain Paul Segessemann)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.