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Evolutionary perspectives on economic resilience in regional development

Evolutionary perspectives on economic resilience in regional development
Evolutionary perspectives on economic resilience in regional development
In this chapter we will discuss how the mechanisms and drivers of regional economic resilience can be theorised using Evolutionary Approaches in Economic Geography. We focus on Evolutionary Approaches, which draw from three main theoretical frameworks: Generalised Darwinism, Complexity Theory, and Path Dependency. We will review each of the three frameworks with regard to their understanding of regional economic resilience, with particular attention to their treatment of the roles of agency, institutions and multi-scalar processes. We conclude that the Path Dependency approach – so far relatively neglected in debates on regional resilience – offers the greatest theoretical insight into these interrelated domains and provides the basis for a more comprehensive evolutionary resilience research agenda.
192-205
Edward Elgar
Evenhuis, Emil
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Dawley, Stuart
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Williams, Nick
Vorley, Tim
Evenhuis, Emil
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Dawley, Stuart
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Williams, Nick
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Evenhuis, Emil and Dawley, Stuart (2017) Evolutionary perspectives on economic resilience in regional development. In, Williams, Nick and Vorley, Tim (eds.) Creating Resilient Economies: : Entrepreneurship, Growth and Development in Uncertain Times. Edward Elgar, pp. 192-205.

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In this chapter we will discuss how the mechanisms and drivers of regional economic resilience can be theorised using Evolutionary Approaches in Economic Geography. We focus on Evolutionary Approaches, which draw from three main theoretical frameworks: Generalised Darwinism, Complexity Theory, and Path Dependency. We will review each of the three frameworks with regard to their understanding of regional economic resilience, with particular attention to their treatment of the roles of agency, institutions and multi-scalar processes. We conclude that the Path Dependency approach – so far relatively neglected in debates on regional resilience – offers the greatest theoretical insight into these interrelated domains and provides the basis for a more comprehensive evolutionary resilience research agenda.

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Published date: 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 426749
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/426749
PURE UUID: ff2a3822-51aa-4cc8-93d9-fcd3a11afb3a
ORCID for Emil Evenhuis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8473-245X

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Date deposited: 11 Dec 2018 17:30
Last modified: 10 Nov 2021 03:54

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Author: Emil Evenhuis ORCID iD
Author: Stuart Dawley
Editor: Nick Williams
Editor: Tim Vorley

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