Import flows: extraregional linkages stimulating renewal of regional sectors?
2013 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 45, no 12, 2999-3017 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We examine the role of regional import flows for renewal of regional industries. The hypothesis is that imports stimulate renewal of local industries by being vehicles for technology diffusion and means by which local firms can exploit advantages of global specialisation. We find robust and positive relationships between high-quality imports and renewal of regional exports, where the latter are measured by the introduction of novel export products of local firms. Connectedness to international markets via import networks appears to be a stimulus for the renewal of regional exports.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pion Ltd , 2013. Vol. 45, no 12, 2999-3017 p.
imports, exports, industry renewal, innovation, networks, knowledge spillovers
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6748DOI: 10.1068/a45732ISI: 000330188100016Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo5A353C9C01DD3149C1257C9400534454OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-6748DiVA: diva2:834286