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Markus Grillitsch

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Unrelated knowledge combinations : The unexplored potential for regional industrial path development

Author

  • Markus Grillitsch
  • Bjørn Asheim
  • Michaela Trippl

Summary, in English

The article engages in a critical discussion of the related variety/regional branching argument and foregrounds a more differentiated perspective on regional industrial path development. It contributes by (i) sharpening the definition of key concepts, namely specialisation and diversity, related and unrelated variety; (ii) discussing their relevance in local and nonlocal spaces; (iii) scrutinizing related variety as the source for regional branching; and (iv) developing a conceptual framework capturing the opportunity space for regional structural change that unveils the relevance of path upgrading, path importation, path branching, path diversification and new path creation as different forms of new path development.

Department/s

  • Department of Human Geography
  • CIRCLE

Publishing year

2018-06-07

Language

English

Pages

257-274

Publication/Series

Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

Volume

11

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Topic

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Keywords

  • economic diversification
  • industrial path development
  • knowledge base combinations
  • regional structural change
  • related and unrelated variety
  • specialisation and diversity

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1752-1378