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Changing locus of innovation : a micro-process approach on the dynamics of proximity

Tanner, Anne Nygaard LU (2018) In European Planning Studies 26(12). p.2304-2322
Abstract

The literature on the geography of innovation suffers from a lack of attention to temporal aspects of proximity in innovation processes. Consequently, an emerging literature on knowledge-creation processes has appeared to address this shortcoming. This paper adopts this perspective and develops an integrated framework for understanding knowledge creation and proximity dynamics across phases of the innovation process (idea generation, problem-solving and implementation). Geographical proximity plays a role in all stages of the innovation process, but its form varies. Three innovation biographies from the Danish wind power industry serve as principal examples of this integrated framework. It is demonstrated that innovation processes can... (More)

The literature on the geography of innovation suffers from a lack of attention to temporal aspects of proximity in innovation processes. Consequently, an emerging literature on knowledge-creation processes has appeared to address this shortcoming. This paper adopts this perspective and develops an integrated framework for understanding knowledge creation and proximity dynamics across phases of the innovation process (idea generation, problem-solving and implementation). Geographical proximity plays a role in all stages of the innovation process, but its form varies. Three innovation biographies from the Danish wind power industry serve as principal examples of this integrated framework. It is demonstrated that innovation processes can be multilocational, meaning innovative activities are stretched in space and may take place at multiple sites.

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dynamics of proximity, industry-specific knowledge, innovation biography, Multilocational innovation processes, wind power industry
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European Planning Studies
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26
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12
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2304 - 2322
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Taylor & Francis
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0965-4313
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10.1080/09654313.2018.1529143
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  series       = {European Planning Studies},
  title        = {Changing locus of innovation : a micro-process approach on the dynamics of proximity},
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  year         = {2018},
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