What Does Evolutionary Economic Geography Bring To The Policy Table? Reconceptualising regional innovation systems

The article discusses the strategic roles of public policy and institutions and the way this effect to the efficiency of regional innovation systems in the landscape of evolutionary economic geography. It argues that the current emphasis on path dependency historically contingent preconditions has provided important insights into the interdependencies between industrial knowledge bases and routines, regional system dynamics and long-term development paths. Yet, it falls short of capturing the scope of policy intervention which follows logically from the evolutionary framework itself. Anchored in a renewed regional innovation systems approach, the article presents a policy intervention framework for constructing regional advantage in different contexts.

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Title What Does Evolutionary Economic Geography Bring To The Policy Table? Reconceptualising regional innovation systems
Category Compendium
AuthorBjørn Terje Asheim
AuthorMarkus Bugge
Lars Coenen
AuthorSverre Johan Herstad
publication year2013