Legitimizing path development by interlinking institutional logics: The case of Israel's desert tourism
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The legitimation of new industrial regional paths has become a crucial issue in path development since it touches the institutional foundations of regional evolution. In institutional theory, legitimacy is considered a critical fundament of institutionalization, and the institutional logics perspective draws attention to the different material and symbolic sources of legitimacy. Drawing on neo-institutional sociology, this article proposes a nuanced understanding of legitimation dynamics in regional industrial path development by arguing that new paths are legitimized by interlinking different institutional logics through symbolic constructions used for meaning-making such as future-oriented visions. Empirical examples from two tourism destinations in Israelâ€™s Negev desert illustrate this mechanism.
Keywords: evolutionary economic geography; institutional logics; legitimacy; path development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
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