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Markus Grillitsch

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Agency and actors in regional industrial path development. A framework and longitudinal analysis

Author

  • Suyash Jolly
  • Markus Grillitsch
  • Teis Hansen

Summary, in English

Despite significant interest in regional industrial restructuring in economic geography, surprisingly, scarce attention has been paid to the changing role of agency over time. The current paper develops a framework for understanding the role of multiple types of actors and the agency they exercise for regional industrial path development. The framework is employed in a longitudinal study of industry development in Värmland, Sweden, from forestry towards a bio-economy. The analysis highlights how actors exercise very different types of agency in different periods of regional industrial path development.

Department/s

  • CIRCLE
  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2020-01-01

Language

English

Pages

176-188

Publication/Series

Geoforum

Volume

111

Issue

May 2020

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Economic Geography

Keywords

  • Bio-economy
  • Värmland
  • Agency
  • Regional industrial path development
  • Longitudinal

Status

Published

Project

  • Regional Growth against all odds
  • Where does the green economy grow? The Geography Of Nordic Sustainability Transitions

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1872-9398