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Innovation in the periphery: compensation and exploitation strategies

Jakob Eder and Michaela Trippl

PEGIS from Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience, Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Abstract: Recent research has challenged the urban bias in economic geography and innovation studies, showing that novelty generation also takes place in peripheral regions. So far, however, analyses focus on how firms innovate despite their unfavourable location and little is said about innovation benefits of peripheral areas. Hence, this article identifies different compensation and exploitation strategies adopted by firms in order to overcome regional innovation constraints and to reap innovation benefits found in the periphery. Drawing on empirical evidence from Austria, our qualitative analysis reveals that innovation in peripheral regions is the outcome of a combination of compensation and exploitation practices.

Keywords: innovation; periphery; compensation; exploitation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D83 O31 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 20 pages
Date: 2019
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