Human agency, network dynamics and regional development: the behavioural principles of new path creation

Huggins, R. and Thompson, P. ORCID: 0000-0003-1961-7441, 2022. Human agency, network dynamics and regional development: the behavioural principles of new path creation. Regional Studies. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

New path creation processes are a vital component of regional economic development. This paper establishes a behavioural framework to examine and understand such processes. It is argued that human agency and the network dynamics through which these agents interact are at the heart of new path creation processes. In particular, effective new path creation requires the formation of collective forms of agency based on strong strategic networks underpinned by a shared commitment. Regions that are equipped with such agency and networks are more likely to be capable of embracing and managing the economic complexity and adaptability necessary to generate the innovation associated with new development paths.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Regional Studies
Creators: Huggins, R. and Thompson, P.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 6 May 2022
ISSN: 0034-3404
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/00343404.2022.2060958DOI
1544912Other
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 11 May 2022 08:22
Last Modified: 11 May 2022 08:22
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46296

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