REGIONAL POLICY AS CHANGE MANAGEMENT: A theoretical discussion with empirical illustrations
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
The paper focuses on challenges and potentials for policy in the presence of fundamental change processes that influence the long-term evolution of regions. The perspective in the paper implies that policy can be viewed as ‘management of change’. We present a conceptual model for understanding the nature of fundamental change processes, which emphasizes slowly changing regional characteristics and invariant self-organized response mechanisms. It is supported by empirical examples of the invariant character of regional development and innovation phenomena, such as long-term population growth, export dynamics and persistence in new firm formation across regions in Sweden. The examples are put in perspective by studying the behavior of dynamic systems. A discussion of how policy may support new trajectories are provided.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CESIS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology , 2011. , 32 p.
CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation, 249
business renewal, innovation, regional policy, persistence, change-processes, dynamic systems, path-dependence.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-67467OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-67467DiVA: diva2:485003
QC 201202132012-02-132012-01-272012-02-13Bibliographically approved