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Innovation in the periphery: refresh!

Pugh, Rhiannon; Kristensen, Iryna Fil; Dubois, Alexandre


This short paper serves as an introduction to the special issue published in Geografiska Annaler B on the topic of innovation in the periphery. In addition to summarizing the main contributions included within the special issue, this piece reflects on the current state of knowledge in this sub-field and where the gaps are that need to be filled by research going forwards. This collection represents one step in this direction and pushes forward an interdisciplinary and varied approach to studying innovation in the periphery. There are three particular themes relating to innovation in the periphery that this piece picks up: defining peripheries, beyond technological innovation in the periphery and discourses of crisis in the periphery. It finishes with some suggestions for a roadmap, looking forward as to what the future of research in the periphery might be.


Innovation; peripheries; economic development; spillovers; social innovation

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Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography
2024, Volume: 106, number: 1, pages: 1-9

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