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Papers of the Regional Science Association

, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 59–72 | Cite as

The adaptation of regional industrial structures to technical changes

  • Claude Pottier
Technological Change and Economic Structure

Abstract

Among the local factors furthering the adaptation of regional manufacturing to the technological revolution, the importance of the initial industrial fabric is emphasized in this paper. The discussion is based upon the case of the development of manufacturing in the French regions from 1975 onwards. It shows that regions where capital goods industry is important have a specific advantage for adaptation but the creation of local production — automation support poles, linked to the dominant regional activities, give new opportunities to the regions where capital goods industry is weak. Regional policy should help the development of such poles.

Keywords

Regional Activity Local Production Technical Change Local Factor Regional Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude Pottier
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre Economie-Espace-EnvironnementUniversité de Paris 1Paris Cedex 13France

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