Quotation Tödtling, Franz, Trippl, Michaela. 2013. Transformation of regional innovation systems: From old legacies to new development paths. In: Reframing Regional Development, Hrsg. Philip Cooke, 297-317. London: Routledge.




Regional Innovation Systems (RISs) are generally seen to exhibit high degrees of inertia, since they are shaped by existing industry structures, technology paths and institutions. Still, in the medium and long run considerable changes of RISs can be observed, often reaching beyond the dominant development paths. The chapter helps to understand how such shifts are taking place. It identifies key actors and processes in new path creation and examines to what extent these are related to past economic and institutional structures. Based on a discussion of relevant theories and a critical literature review a conceptual frame and empirical examples of such transformations are presented.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Chapter in edited volume
Language English
Title Transformation of regional innovation systems: From old legacies to new development paths
Title of whole publication Reframing Regional Development
Editor Philip Cooke
Page from 297
Page to 317
Location London
Publisher Routledge
Year 2013
Reviewed? Y
ISBN 978-0-415-68646-4


Tödtling, Franz (Details)
Trippl, Michaela (Former researcher)
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research Institute for Spatial and Real Estate Economics FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5329 Economics of location (Details)
5331 Structural policy (Details)
5350 Innovation research (Details)
5606 Spatial research (Details)
5608 Regional development planning (Details)
5611 Urban and regional analysis (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
5944 Technology transfer (Details)
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