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ERIC Number: EJ1137058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2875
Collective Learning and Path Plasticity as Means to Regional Economic Resilience: The Case of Stuttgart
Wink, RĂ¼diger; Kirchner, Laura; Koch, Florian; Speda, Daniel
International Journal of Learning and Change, v8 n1 p21-41 2015
This paper links two strands of literature (collective learning and resilience) by looking at experiences with collective learning as precondition of regional economic resilience. Based on a qualitative empirical study, the emergence of collective learning structures in the Stuttgart region after a macroeconomic and structural crisis at the beginning of the 1990s is investigated. This process of building up adaptive capabilities in the region follows a pattern of institutional path plasticity. The relevance of these experiences with adjustment processes and adaptive capabilities for the economic performance during the great recession in 2008-2009 is finally shown by following episodic narratives of interview partners and secondary firm panel results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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