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Towards an Evolutionary Perspective on Regional Resilience

Boschma, Ron LU (2015) In Regional Studies 49(5). p.733-751
Abstract
Boschma R. Towards an evolutionary perspective on regional resilience, Regional Studies. This paper proposes an evolutionary perspective on regional resilience. It conceptualizes resilience not just as the ability of a region to accommodate shocks, but extends it to the long-term ability of regions to develop new growth paths. A comprehensive view on regional resilience is proposed in which history is key to understand how regions develop new growth paths, and in which industrial, network and institutional dimensions of resilience come together. Resilient regions are capable of overcoming a trade-off between adaptation and adaptability, as embodied in related and unrelated variety, loosely coupled networks and loosely coherent... (More)
Boschma R. Towards an evolutionary perspective on regional resilience, Regional Studies. This paper proposes an evolutionary perspective on regional resilience. It conceptualizes resilience not just as the ability of a region to accommodate shocks, but extends it to the long-term ability of regions to develop new growth paths. A comprehensive view on regional resilience is proposed in which history is key to understand how regions develop new growth paths, and in which industrial, network and institutional dimensions of resilience come together. Resilient regions are capable of overcoming a trade-off between adaptation and adaptability, as embodied in related and unrelated variety, loosely coupled networks and loosely coherent institutional structures. (Less)
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O18, R, R1, B, O, R11, O1, B5, B52, Resilient networks, Regional, resilience, Regional branching, Institutional change, Path dependence, Evolutionary economic geography
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Regional Studies
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49
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5
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733 - 751
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Taylor & Francis
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1360-0591
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10.1080/00343404.2014.959481
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English
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
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  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Regional Studies},
  title        = {Towards an Evolutionary Perspective on Regional Resilience},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2014.959481},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2015},
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