S-WoPEc
 
Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics
HomeAboutSeriesSubject/JEL codesAdvanced Search
Department of Industrial Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology Working Papers

No 2014/02:
Something New: Where do new industries come from?

Maryann Feldman () and Sam Tavassoli ()

Abstract: The focus of this paper is on the question of how new industries originate in places. There is often confusion between the process of diffusion and the locational factors that give rise to early stage creative discovery. There is a long and distinguished literature that considers the diffusion of ideas. Diffusion is important as it influences the general uptake and implementation of ideas across geography but it is a different process than our focus here. We advance the argument that the creation of new industries is a process that has inherently geographic features. Something new is created out of prior knowledge but a more complex process is required to develop an industry and reap the economic benefits.

Keywords: new industries; Schmookler scissor; locational factors; (follow links to similar papers)

20 pages, March 31, 2014

Before downloading any of the electronic versions below you should read our statement on copyright.
Download GhostScript for viewing Postscript files and the Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing pdf files.

Full text versions of the paper:

WP%202014_2_Feldman&Tavassoli_1.pdf    PDF-file
Download Statistics

Questions (including download problems) about the papers in this series should be directed to Martin Andersson ()
Report other problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson () or Helena Lundin ().

Programing by
Design by Joachim Ekebom

Handle: RePEc:hhs:bthcsi:2014-002 This page was generated on 2017-08-17 22:33:16