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Rethinking Regional Innovation and Change: Path Dependency or Regional Breakthrough?
(2005)
  • Gerhard Fuchs
  • Philip Shapira
Abstract
Rethinking Regional Innovation and Change is an edited volume bringing together papers from leading international scholars in the field of regional development and policy. Contributors to the book examine the interactions between path-dependent developments, institutions, and governance structures in influencing regional innovation capacity. The invariably complex interrelationships between technical and industrial development paths and regional institutions are explored, using cases from both highly developed and lagging regions. The book offers an assessment of the extent to which regional innovative capacity can be increased by strengthening, re-orientating, or creating institutions and policies and examines opportunities for reflexive practice at the regional level as a critical tool in orientating regional development. Contributors: H. Bathelt, J. Boogs, R. Boschma, P. Cooke. G. Fuchs, D. Gallaud, M. Gertler, G. Grabher, K. Koschatzky, H. Kujath, A. Malmberg, D. Power, C. Scherrer, P. Shapira, U. Stabler, A. Torre, L. Tsipouri, S. Wasserman.
Keywords
  • Regional innovation; path dependency; regional development
Publication Date
2005
Publisher
Springer
ISBN
1381-0480
Publisher Statement
The downloadable paper comprises the title page, the table of contents, athor list and first chapter. For Springer e-book, see http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b100337. For Google book link, see http://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0387230017.
Citation Information
Gerhard Fuchs and Philip Shapira, P., editors, Rethinking Regional Innovation and Change: Path Dependency or Regional Breakthrough? Springer, New York, 2005.