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Towards an evolutionary perspective on regional resilience

Ron Boschma ()

No 2014/14, Papers in Innovation Studies from Lund University, CIRCLE - Centre for Innovation Research

Abstract: This paper proposes an evolutionary perspective on regional resilience. We conceptualize resilience not just as the ability of a region to accommodate shocks, but we extend it to the long-term ability of regions to develop new growth paths. We propose a comprehensive view on regional resilience, in which history is key to understand how regions develop new growth paths, and in which industrial, network and institutional dimensions of resilience come together. Resilient regions are capable of overcoming a trade-off between adaptation and adaptability, as embodied in their industrial (related and unrelated variety), network (loosely coupled) and institutional (loosely coherent) structures.

Keywords: regional resilience; related variety; networks; institutions; evolutionary economic geography (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B52 D85 L16 O18 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
Date: 2014-08-23
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cse, nep-evo, nep-geo, nep-gro, nep-his, nep-hme, nep-pke and nep-ure
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