Agency and economic change in regions: identifying routes to new path development using qualitative comparative analysis

Markus Grillitsch, Markku Sotarauta, Björn Asheim, Rune Dahl Fitjar, Silje Haus-Reve, Jari Kolehmainen, Heli Kurikka, Karl-Johan Lundquist, Mikhail Martynovich, Skirmante Montelheit, Hjalti Nielsen, Magnus Nilsson, Josephine Rekers, Sami Sopanen, Linda Stihl

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Abstract

This paper investigates the role of human agency in 40 phases of regional economic development in 12 Nordic regions over 30 years. It contributes with a theoretical framework to study agency over time and a fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis based on a unique dataset combining over 200 interviews, with printed and online sources, and quantitative data. The paper identifies which combinations of agency types and context conditions make industrial upgrading or diversification possible, and investigates how such combinations come into being. The causal claims from this analysis are illustrated with empirical examples and discussed in relation to previous literature.
Original languageEnglish
JournalREGIONAL STUDIES
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 May 2022
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development

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