Theories of Endogenous Regional Growth — Lessons for Regional Policies

  • Börje Johansson
  • Charlie Karlsson
  • Roger Stough
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


This concluding chapter creates a synthesis of the major aspects and lessons for regional policy presented in the preceding chapters. Common elements are found in the identification of a critical group of decision makers and their objectives, and in the specification of policies that give support to change processes that are essential in the development of knowledge resources, the implementation of new technology and the formation of clusters. Conclusions regarding these issues are embedded in the analysis of infrastructure, institutions and associated local policies supporting endogenous regional growth. This also means that local or regional advantage is understood as the result of territorial competition based on competitive advantages that evolve in a dynamic process. It is also recognised, in major parts, that policy itself is endogenous.


Regional Policy Endogenous Growth Administrative Region Functional Region Agglomeration Economy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Börje Johansson
    • 1
  • Charlie Karlsson
    • 1
  • Roger Stough
    • 2
  1. 1.Jönköping International Business SchoolSweden
  2. 2.The Institute of Public Policy, The Mason Enterprise Center for Regional Analysis and Entrepreneurship, and The Transport Policy and Logistics CenterGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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