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The Dynamics and Evolution of Local Industries-The Case of Linkoping, Sweden

Fredin, Sabrina LU (2014) In European Planning Studies 22(5). p.929-948
Abstract
This article aims to analyse how innovative, individual actions influence the evolution of local industries according to three stages. When discussing the evolution of industries or economies, the concept of path dependency is often a central element. Its vague nature makes it however difficult to be used as an interpretative lens when studying the evolution of local industries. In order to limit the broad concept, several aspects have been identified for discussion; all are explicitly linked to path dependency in economic geography literature and all are acknowledged to be of significance for stimulating the evolution of local industries. Based on a review of the evolutionary economic theory literature, the following three stages have... (More)
This article aims to analyse how innovative, individual actions influence the evolution of local industries according to three stages. When discussing the evolution of industries or economies, the concept of path dependency is often a central element. Its vague nature makes it however difficult to be used as an interpretative lens when studying the evolution of local industries. In order to limit the broad concept, several aspects have been identified for discussion; all are explicitly linked to path dependency in economic geography literature and all are acknowledged to be of significance for stimulating the evolution of local industries. Based on a review of the evolutionary economic theory literature, the following three stages have been identified: first, the entering of new knowledge which may, or may not, be the starting point for a new local industry; second, the formation of the new local industry; third, the anchoring process of the new local industry. All three stages are intertwined and include the question how the new emerging industry and the existing local structures relate to each other. The three stages will be illustrated through the discussion of the evolution of the IT industry in Linkoping, Sweden. (Less)
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  author       = {Fredin, Sabrina},
  issn         = {1469-5944},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {929--948},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {European Planning Studies},
  title        = {The Dynamics and Evolution of Local Industries-The Case of Linkoping, Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2012.744383},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2014},
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