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The great debates of most fields associated with economic development rest on emergence versus intention and the interplay between the two. The “residual” of unexplained divergence between goal and outcome, in this sense, can be ascribed in part to the interplay, or co-evolution, between...
Increased complexity and rapid pace of change demand more from people responsible for regional development at various levels of activity. This paper has its roots in a belief that the more complex situations are the more regional development is dependent on the leadership and network management...
Industrial welfare history presents important challenges to developmental state theories in “late” industrialization. This article expands the debate by examining how nation-states create statutory welfare by addressing institutional variety beyond markets. It is simplistic to argue linear...
In the varieties of capitalism, welfare capitalism, and systems of innovation literatures, the university is a critical actor as public employer, trainer and provider of several public goods. However, there is relatively weak enquiry into the spatial and institutional characteristics of...
This article posits that there is no a priori reason that industrial upgrading and market expansion leads to greater social protections or better regulation. I ask three questions and attempt a conceptual framework for institutions and their broader spatial evolution. A firm’s regional risk...
Srinivas S. and Viljamaa K. Emergence of economic institutions: analysing the Third Role of universities in Turku, Finland, Regional Studies. How do universities become economic development institutions? The normative 'Third Role' in Europe refers to universities taking on explicit economic...