The Learning Region and Territorial Production Systems

  • Denis Maillat
  • Leïla Kebir
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


With the growing importance of non-material resources in the dynamics of development today, more emphasis is placed on constructed resources (skills, know-how, qualifications, but also methods of doing and acting) than on natural resources. Indeed, within the framework of globalisation, nations and firms are obliged to base their competitive advantage rather on their non-material resources and on the abilities of the actors to co-operate and to develop synergies amongst each other (untraded interdependencies). As with these constructed resources, this knowledge is not learnt once and for all, the various actors (firms, organisations, regions) must attend to keeping them up to date, to reproduce and to process them. This is why learning processes become so important, since it is thanks to them that new knowledge emerges and existing knowledge is transmitted.


Large Firm Exchange Relation Industrial District Institutional Learning Functional Logic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Maillat
    • 1
  • Leïla Kebir
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Regional and Econonic ResearchUniversity of NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland

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