Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Johannes Glückler, Roy Suddaby, Regina Lenz
    Pages 1-19 Open Access
  3. Challenges in Institutional Research

  4. Institutional Dynamics Between Continuity and Change

  5. The Impact of Institutions on Regional Learning and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Michael Storper
      Pages 197-225 Open Access
    3. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Riccardo Crescenzi, Marco Di Cataldo
      Pages 227-246 Open Access
    4. Harald Bathelt, Nicolas Conserva
      Pages 247-269 Open Access
    5. Pamela S. Tolbert, Ryan Coles
      Pages 271-299 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-310

About this book


This open access book bridges the disciplinary boundaries within the social sciences to explore the role of social institutions in shaping geographical contexts, and in creating new knowledge. It includes theorizations as well as original empirical case studies on the emergence, maintenance and change of institutions as well as on their constraining and enabling effects on innovation, entrepreneurship, art and cultural heritage, often at regional scales across Europe and North America. Rooted in the disciplines of management and organization studies, sociology, geography, political science, and economics the contributors all take comprehensive approaches to carve out the specific contextuality of institutions as well as their impact on societal outcomes. Not only does this book offer detailed insights into current debates in institutional theory, it also provides background for scholars, students, and professionals at the intersection between regional development, policy-making, and regulation.


Conventions Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Institutional Emergence and Change Institutional Theory Knowledge and Innovation Mnemomic Communities Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Glückler
    • 1
  • Roy Suddaby
    • 2
  • Regina Lenz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Peter B. Gustavson School of BusinessUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  3. 3.Department of GeographyHeidelberg UniversityHeidelbergGermany

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