EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Non-technological innovation and multi-local territorial knowledge dynamics in the Swiss watch industry

Hugues Jeannerat and Olivier Crevoisier ()

No 01-11, GRET Publications and Working Papers from GRET Group of Research in Territorial Economy, University of Neuchâtel

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: non-technological innovation; NTI; territorial knowledge dynamics; TKDs; technological trajectories; territorial innovation models; TIMs; authenticity; watch industry; Switzerland (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D80 D83 I25 O31 O33 R11 P48 R50 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 19 pages
Date: 2011-01
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (6) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, January 2011, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 26-44.

Downloads: (external link)
http://inderscience.metapress.com/content/l0451472151h33t2/ (text/html)
http://doc.rero.ch/lm.php?url=1000,43,4,2012082416 ... itorial_20120824.pdf (application/pdf)
file cannot be freely downloaded, thus you can download the document in open access below

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:nct:wpaper:01-11

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in GRET Publications and Working Papers from GRET Group of Research in Territorial Economy, University of Neuchâtel Faubourg de l'Hôpital 27, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Alain Paul Segessemann ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ).

 
Page updated 2020-10-24
Handle: RePEc:nct:wpaper:01-11