Papers in Innovation Studies, CIRCLE, Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy, Lund University
Silvia Rita Sedita
How do related variety and differentiated knowledge bases influence the resilience of local production systems?
(), Ivan de Noni
() and Luciano Pilotti
Abstract: This contribution attempts to systematize some first
evidence on the sustainability and resilience of local production systems
in the economic recession and first hypothetical phases of recovery, 2007
to 2013, focusing on the role played by diversified economy, related and
unrelated variety and differentiated knowledge bases, as drivers for
territorial resilience. The results confirm the importance of related
variety to growth and stability during recessions and support the creative
capacity of culture, providing evidence that a moderate concentration in
cultural/creative economic activities contributes to resilience and that
industrial districts and international development play a positive role.
Keywords: Regional economic growth; industrial districts; sustainability; creative capacity of culture; resilience; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: O18; R11; R12; (follow links to similar papers)
32 pages, February 8, 2015
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