A1 Journal article – refereed

Regional industrial transformations in the interconnected global economy




List of Authors: Päivi Oinas, Michaela Trippl, Maria Höyssä

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication year: 2018

Journal: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

Journal name in source: CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF REGIONS ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

Journal acronym: CAMB J REG ECON SOC

Volume number: 11

Issue number: 2

Number of pages: 14

ISSN: 1752-1378

eISSN: 1752-1386

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsy015

URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsy015


Abstract
This article reviews recent research on regional transformation and observes that though it is increasingly acknowledged that regions depend on external connections, not much systematic analysis has gone to analysing regions as hosts of economic nodes that are differently positioned in global industrial systems. An outline of a threefold typology of core, intermediate and peripheral nodes is proposed. It is then discussed how the contributions to this Special Issue help us understand extra-regional connections between core, intermediate and peripheral nodes and their role in regional development transformations. The discussion is concluded by outlining the challenge to theorise regional transformation processes in terms of transformative mechanisms. This opens up a research agenda for theorizing the mechanisms that are representative of the differently positioned nodes along different regional development paths.


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