Multiple paths of development: knowledge bases and institutional characteristics of the Swedish food sector

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Multiple paths of development: knowledge bases and institutional characteristics of the Swedish food sector. / Zukauskaite, Elena; Moodysson, Jerker.

I: European Planning Studies, Vol. 24, Nr. 3, 2016, s. 589-606.

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T1 - Multiple paths of development: knowledge bases and institutional characteristics of the Swedish food sector

AU - Zukauskaite, Elena

AU - Moodysson, Jerker

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - The aim of this paper is to explore the relation between the critical knowledge base of firms and how firms respond to incentives embedded in the institutional framework surrounding them. The analysis gives us a better understanding of the complex development of the food sector in Southern Sweden in the past decades. Theoretically, the paper combines concepts of path dependency and knowledge bases, and applies this framework to a set of development trajectories of firms in the Scanian food sector. Three development paths are identifiedpath extension, path renewal and new path creation. Findings illustrate that these are rooted in different knowledge base combinations of firms, which make them respond differently to similar place- and sector-specific institutional conditions.

AB - The aim of this paper is to explore the relation between the critical knowledge base of firms and how firms respond to incentives embedded in the institutional framework surrounding them. The analysis gives us a better understanding of the complex development of the food sector in Southern Sweden in the past decades. Theoretically, the paper combines concepts of path dependency and knowledge bases, and applies this framework to a set of development trajectories of firms in the Scanian food sector. Three development paths are identifiedpath extension, path renewal and new path creation. Findings illustrate that these are rooted in different knowledge base combinations of firms, which make them respond differently to similar place- and sector-specific institutional conditions.

KW - Food sector

KW - innovation

KW - Sweden

KW - institutions

KW - knowledge base

U2 - 10.1080/09654313.2015.1092502

DO - 10.1080/09654313.2015.1092502

M3 - Article

VL - 24

SP - 589

EP - 606

JO - European Planning Studies

JF - European Planning Studies

SN - 1469-5944

IS - 3

ER -