Applications of evolutionary economic geography

R.A. Boschma, K. Frenken

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This paper is written as the first chapter of an edited volume on evolutionary economics and economic geography (Frenken, K., editor, Applied Evolutionary Economics and Economic Geography, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, expected publication date February 2007). The paper reviews empirical applications of evolutionary economics in the field of economic geography. The review is divided in four parts: the micro-level of the firm, the meso-levels of industry and network, and the macro-level of spatial system. Some remarks on evolutionary policy in regional development are added as well as a short discussion of empirical problems that remain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolutionary economics
EditorsKrishna Kishore Puranam, xx Ravi Kumar Jain B.
Place of PublicationHyderabad
PublisherIcfai Books
Number of pages268
ISBN (Print)978-81-314-1489-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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Boschma, R. A., & Frenken, K. (2008). Applications of evolutionary economic geography. In K. K. Puranam, & X. Ravi Kumar Jain B. (Eds.), Evolutionary economics (pp. 215-243). Hyderabad: Icfai Books.