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What Does Evolutionary Economic Geography Bring To The Policy Table? Reconceptualising regional innovation systems

Bjørn Asheim, Markus Bugge (), Lars Coenen () and Sverre Herstad ()
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Lars Coenen: CIRCLE, Lund University; Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), Norway
Sverre Herstad: NIFU, Oslo Norway

No 2013/5, Papers in Innovation Studies from Lund University, CIRCLE - Centre for Innovation Research

Abstract: The article discusses the strategic roles of public policy and institutions and the way this effect to the efficiency of regional innovation systems in the landscape of evolutionary economic geography. It argues that the current emphasis on path dependency historically contingent preconditions has provided important insights into the interdependencies between industrial knowledge bases and routines, regional system dynamics and long-term development paths. Yet, it falls short of capturing the scope of policy intervention which follows logically from the evolutionary framework itself. Anchored in a renewed regional innovation systems approach, the article presents a policy intervention framework for constructing regional advantage in different contexts.

Keywords: evolutionary economic geography; institutions; regional innovation policy; clusters; regional innovation systems (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B52 O33 O38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 17 pages
Date: 2013-02-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-his, nep-ino, nep-pke, nep-sbm and nep-ure
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