Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy

No 2018/11: Green industrial path development in different types of regions

Markus Grillitsch () and Teis Hansen ()
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Markus Grillitsch: Lund University, Postal: Sweden
Teis Hansen: Lund University, Postal: Sweden

Abstract: As response to environmental challenges such as global warming and the extinction of species sustainable regional development has become a key policy objective. Regions, however, vary in their preconditions for green industrial path development. Taking existing regional industrial specialization patterns as a starting point, this paper develops a new typology linking regional preconditions to various pathways for green industrial path development. This provides the foundation for identifying place-based policy implications for growing clean industries in different types of regions, grounded in the emerging perspective in innovation studies on policies for transformative change. The paper thereby helps to understand the pathways for greening the economy in different regional contexts and how such green pathways can be promoted through policy.

Keywords: Green growth; regional development; cleantech; industrial path development; place-based policy; regional policy

JEL-codes: O30; O38; P48; Q50; Q58; R10; R58

26 pages, September 27, 2018

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