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Institutional entrepreneurship for knowledge regions: In search of a fresh set of questions for regional innovation studies

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-112
Number of pages17
JournalENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING C: GOVERNMENT AND POLICY
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

We investigate conceptually the institutional change process and innovation underpinning knowledge-based regional development from the point of view of institutional entrepreneurship. The main aim is to raise institutional entrepreneurship among debated concepts in regional development studies. We set out to discuss the following question: what kind of conceptual base provides empirical studies with a fresh set of research questions and hence point of departure in a study of the ways in which actors influence the course of events and aim to change the very institutional setting in which they are embedded.