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Published Feb. 17, 2022 2:43 PM

This paper, by Fontes, Bento, and Andersen, investigates the conditions in which the development of new technologies induce structural change in the economy. A literature review reveals three factors that influence the industrial transformative capacity of a technology: context; complementarities; competition.

Published Feb. 17, 2022 1:31 PM

In this paper, Jakoba Sraml Gonzalez and Magnus Gulbrandsen, discuss how established industries adapt to digital transformation. While digitalisation is perceived as an impetus for change, either due to the opportunities or threats it brings about, not all industries are able to change unlimitedly. The paper uses the newspaper industry in Norway as a case. 

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Published Jan. 4, 2022 9:32 AM

This paper by Blažek and Steen 1) identifies key conceptual differences between two main research streams within economic geography and regional studies: global production networks/value chains and regional innovation systems, 2) compares policy implications, and 3) discusses the scope for mutual inspiration both conceptually and in terms of policy recommendations.

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Published Aug. 9, 2021 3:37 PM

This paper explores the link between digital literacy and green regional diversification. Santoalha, Consoli, and Castellacci find that a workforce's skills in using and developing ICT technologies can be an important determinant for a region's ability to diversify into new green technologies. The findings have policy implications for regional transitions towards greener and smarter economies.