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Green industrial path development in different types of regions

Markus Grillitsch () and Teis Hansen

No 2018/11, Papers in Innovation Studies from Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy

Abstract: As response to environmental challenges such as global warming and the extinction of species sustainable regional development has become a key policy objective. Regions, however, vary in their preconditions for green industrial path development. Taking existing regional industrial specialization patterns as a starting point, this paper develops a new typology linking regional preconditions to various pathways for green industrial path development. This provides the foundation for identifying place-based policy implications for growing clean industries in different types of regions, grounded in the emerging perspective in innovation studies on policies for transformative change. The paper thereby helps to understand the pathways for greening the economy in different regional contexts and how such green pathways can be promoted through policy.

Keywords: Green growth; regional development; cleantech; industrial path development; place-based policy; regional policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O30 O38 P48 Q50 Q58 R10 R58 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 26 pages
Date: 2018-09-27
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ene, nep-env, nep-geo, nep-sbm, nep-tid and nep-ure
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