Network Strategies for Regional Growth

Heléne Lundberg, Martin Johanson

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Abstract

The past twenty years have seen a shift in the economic policies pursued in many countries. Networks and networking have become buzz words in business, academe, and regional and national governments as the traditional macro-perspective on economic conditions has increasingly been superseded by a greater interest in the micro-economic business environment (Wilson 1995). The focus is no longer on specific companies or on the market in general; instead, specific relationships and networks between companies in a region are the object of policy-makers’ priorities. Vast public resources are now being poured into projects and programmes that aim to support the development of relationships between various companies in a specific region in order to achieve growth (see Figure 1.1). Governments worldwide are addressing regional and local development issues using a more decentralized approach, paying increased attention to resources and knowledge available at the local level and accessible through networking. As a result, regional plans and strategies often incorporate the aim of developing and maintaining relationships between companies in a region in order to achieve growth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork Strategies for Regional Growth
EditorsMartin Johanson, Heléne Lundberg
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter1
Pages1-21
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780230299146
ISBN (Print)9780230273306, 9781349323838
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

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    Lundberg, H., & Johanson, M. (2010). Network Strategies for Regional Growth. In M. Johanson, & H. Lundberg (Eds.), Network Strategies for Regional Growth (pp. 1-21). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230299146_1