Coffee Break with Researchers – Brita Hermelin: A place-based approach to social entrepreneurship
Hermelin B. & Rusten G. (2018) A place-based approach to social entrepreneurship for social integration–Cases from Norway and Sweden. Local Economy, 33(4), 367-383. Social innovation has gained an important position in policy agendas at the international, national, and local levels. The article investigates two empirical cases of local social entrepreneurship initiatives in two comparable small Read more.
Coffee Break with Researchers – Bjørn Asheim: Unrelated Knowledge Combinations
Grillitsch M., Asheim B. & Trippl M. (2018) Unrelated knowledge combinations: the unexplored potential for regional industrial path development. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 11(2), 257-274. The article engages in a critical discussion of the related variety/regional branching argument and foregrounds a more differentiated perspective on regional industrial path development. It contributes by Read more.
Coffee Break with Researchers – Cristina Chaminade: Path Renewal and Creation in Regional Innovation
Chaminade C., Bellandi M., Plechero M. & Santini E. (2019) Understanding processes of path renewal and creation in thick specialized regional innovation systems. Evidence from two textile districts in Italy and Sweden. European Planning Studies, 1-17. Abstract: The type of regional innovation system (RIS) strongly affects possibilities of paths of industrial transformation. This paper argues Read more.
Coffee Break with Researchers – Markus Grillitsch: Innovation in peripheral regions
Grillitsch M. & Nilsson M. (2015) Innovation in peripheral regions: Do collaborations compensate for a lack of local knowledge spillovers? The Annals of Regional Science 54(1), 299-321. It is widely accepted that firms in peripheral regions benefit to a lesser extent from local knowledge spillovers than firms located in agglomerations or industrial clusters. This paper investigates Read more.
Coffee Break with Researchers – Rhiannon Pugh: Economic development in lagging regions
Pugh R. (2017) Universities and economic development in lagging regions: ‘Triple helix’ policy in Wales. Regional studies, 51(7), 982-993. Universities and economic development in lagging regions: ‘triple helix’ policy in Wales. Regional Studies. This paper considers the applicability and relevance of triple helix-based policy and theory, in the weaker region context of Wales, where the Read more.
Coffee Break with Researchers – Danny MacKinnon: Rethinking Path Creation
MacKinnon D., Dawley S., Pike A. & Cumbers A. (2019) Rethinking Path Creation: A Geographical Political Economy Approach. Economic Geography, 95(2), 113-135 A burgeoning strand of evolutionary economic geography (EEG) research is addressing questions of regional path creation, based on the idea that place specific legacies and conditions play a critical role in supporting the Read more.