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Understanding processes of path renewal and creation in thick specialized regional innovation systems : Evidence from two textile districts in Italy and Sweden

Chaminade, Cristina LU ; Bellandi, Marco; Plechero, Monica and Santini, Erica (2019) In European Planning Studies
Abstract
The type of regional innovation system (RIS) strongly affects possibilities of paths of industrial transformation. This paper argues that traditional manufacturing districts, corresponding to specialized RISs and characterized by various nuclei of specialization and know-how, may foster different trajectories in combination with extra-regional networks. In particular, the paper analyses the interplay between regional and national innovation systems, providing an overview of the effect that different multilevel dynamics have on local trajectories. The cases of the textile districts in Prato (Italy) and Borås (Sweden) show SRISs can display not only path extension but also path renewal and creation strategies.
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path development, regional innovation system, textile, knowledge nuclei, innovation policy, industrial district
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  abstract     = {The type of regional innovation system (RIS) strongly affects possibilities of paths of industrial transformation. This paper argues that traditional manufacturing districts, corresponding to specialized RISs and characterized by various nuclei of specialization and know-how, may foster different trajectories in combination with extra-regional networks. In particular, the paper analyses the interplay between regional and national innovation systems, providing an overview of the effect that different multilevel dynamics have on local trajectories. The cases of the textile districts in Prato (Italy) and Borås (Sweden) show SRISs can display not only path extension but also path renewal and creation strategies.},
  author       = {Chaminade, Cristina and Bellandi, Marco and Plechero, Monica and Santini, Erica},
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  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {European Planning Studies},
  title        = {Understanding processes of path renewal and creation in thick specialized regional innovation systems : Evidence from two textile districts in Italy and Sweden},
  year         = {2019},
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