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Markus Grillitsch

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

Author

  • Michaela Trippl
  • Markus Grillitsch
  • Arne Isaksen

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography

Publishing year

2018-10-01

Language

English

Pages

687-705

Publication/Series

Progress in Human Geography

Volume

42

Issue

5

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Topic

  • Human Geography

Keywords

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

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0309-1325