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Entrepreneurial renewal in a peripheral region: the case of a winter automotive-testing cluster in Sweden
Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University, Umeå, SE-901 87, Sweden.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law. (Samhällsentreprenörskap och regional utveckling)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2951-9204
2013 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 25, no 5-6, p. 371-403Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This research paper generates new insights into renewal processes that may occur in peripheral regions. Key findings are presented from an explorative study on a regionally clustered automotive-testing industry, located in northern Sweden. The findings suggest that despite theoretically unfavourable conditions it is possible to progress regional industry after a peripheral setting's socio-economic relapses. Moreover, this research shows how, notwithstanding the importance of profitable service offerings, an entrepreneurial environment can be encouraged within a peripheral region and subsequent renewal achieved by advancing local networks, improving internationalization and enhancing local infrastructures related to a service-based regional industry. Consequently this research offers us a glimpse into a pioneering service-based renewal case which, in essence, differs from previously reported entrepreneurship scholarship.

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2013. Vol. 25, no 5-6, p. 371-403
Keywords [en]
cluster; entrepreneurial environment; peripheral; regional industry; renewal; social capital
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-17748DOI: 10.1080/08985626.2012.748095ISI: 000319551600003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84878463219OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-17748DiVA, id: diva2:580801
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Samhällsentreprenörskap och regional utvecklingSESPAAvailable from: 2012-12-27 Created: 2012-12-14 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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