Manuel Laranja

4 Industrial Resilience: Reframing the Role of Innovation Policies for Regional Development

Abstract: This chapter reviews the literature on industrial and regional innovation policies.

Following on from the debate between those who see the development of Global Value Chains as independent from geographical distance and those that suggest that distance matters and therefore you cannot just access any kind of capabilities anywhere in the world, the paper explores the impacts of these global changes in the international business environment and on regional and multilevel policies for innovation. Our concern is with local responses to globalization through strengthening ‘local capabilities for innovation’. We believe that current ...

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