Institutional features, path dependencies and regional industrial change: comparing mature and embryonic clusters in an old industrial region

Cumbers, A. , Leibovitz, J. and MacKinnon, D. (2007) Institutional features, path dependencies and regional industrial change: comparing mature and embryonic clusters in an old industrial region. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 7, pp. 424-444. (doi:10.1504/IJEIM.2007.012892)

Cumbers, A. , Leibovitz, J. and MacKinnon, D. (2007) Institutional features, path dependencies and regional industrial change: comparing mature and embryonic clusters in an old industrial region. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 7, pp. 424-444. (doi:10.1504/IJEIM.2007.012892)

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Abstract

A focus on constructing regional advantage requires an 'unpacking' of what makes territorial agglomerations important for innovation and competitiveness by disclosing and revealing the contingencies, particularities and specificities of the various contexts and environments where knowledge creation, innovation and entrepreneurship take place. In order to achieve more effective regional innovation policy, this paper presents and discusses three dimensions along which such unpacking can take place. These dimensions refer to (1) specific industrial knowledge bases, (2) globally distributed knowledge networks and (3) different territorial competence bases.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacKinnon, Dr Daniel and Cumbers, Professor Andrew
Authors: Cumbers, A., Leibovitz, J., and MacKinnon, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Publisher:Inderscience
ISSN:1368-275X
ISSN (Online):1741-5098

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