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Trinity of change agency, regional development paths and opportunity spaces

Grillitsch, Markus LU and Sotarauta, Markku (2020) In Progress in Human Geography 44(4). p.704-723
Abstract

The study of regional growth paths is a key theme in economic geography and of elemental interest for regional development. This paper addresses the interplay between path-dependent, structural forces and the construction and utilization of opportunities through agentic processes. Extending the evolutionary framework, it is argued that not only history but also perceived futures influence agentic processes in the present and thus shape regional development paths. The paper discusses the relevance and interdependencies of three types of agency with distinct theoretical roots, namely Schumpeterian innovative entrepreneurship, institutional entrepreneurship and place-based leadership, as main drivers of regional structural change.

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agency, evolutionary theory, opportunity space, path-dependency, regional development, regional growth, regional structural change
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Progress in Human Geography
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44
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4
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20 pages
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SAGE Publications
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0309-1325
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10.1177/0309132519853870
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Regional Growth against all odds
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English
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  series       = {Progress in Human Geography},
  title        = {Trinity of change agency, regional development paths and opportunity spaces},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309132519853870},
  doi          = {10.1177/0309132519853870},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2020},
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