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Human Geography

Karl-Johan Lundquist

Professor

Human Geography

Decomposing the Technology Shift. Evidence from the Swedish Manufacturing Sector

Author

  • Karl-Johan Lundquist
  • Lars-Olof Olander
  • Martin Henning

Summary, in English

The aim of this paper is to conduct an analysis of the changing geographies of production and industrial renewal in Sweden during the period 1978 to 2004. Conceptually, we build on the regional version of the technology shift cycle thesis. This is performed in two steps and by combinations of national and regional empirical evidence. First, we construct a taxonomic method that distinguishes between renewed, followers, transformed, induced, contracting, and obsolete industries in the national production system. These different kinds of industries have all had different roles in the dramatic transformation of Swedish manufacturing, and we empirically identify the groups of industries using new time series data. Second, the regional footprints of the transformation are investigated applying a systemic view of regional development. The results of our investigations provide a detailed picture of the anatomies of both sector and regional transformation of the Swedish economy.

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2008

Language

English

Pages

145-159

Publication/Series

Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie

Volume

99

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Topic

  • Human Geography

Keywords

  • Economic geography
  • Sweden
  • quantitative analysis
  • technology shift
  • industrial transformation
  • regional growth

Status

Published

Project

  • Technology Shifts and Regional Development - Economic Transformation in Time and Space

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0040-747X