Exogenous sources of regional industrial change: Attraction and absorption of non-local knowledge for new path development

Michaela Trippl, Markus Grillitsch, Arne Isaksen

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Abstract

The role of exogenous sources of new path development has been underplayed in the literature on regional industrial change so far. The aim of this article is to explore in a conceptual way under which conditions and in what ways non-local knowledge can lead to new path development in different regional innovation systems (RISs). We distinguish between organizationally thick and diversified RISs, thick and specialized RISs and thin RISs and argue that these types vary substantially in their needs for exogenous sources as well as in their capacities to attract and absorb knowledge generated elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-705
Number of pages19
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Human Geography

Keywords

  • diversified metropolitan regions
  • new path development
  • non-local knowledge flows
  • peripheral regions
  • regional innovation systems
  • specialized industrial regions

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