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
Pages215-243
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.