(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Import flows : extraregional linkages stimulating renewal of regional sectors?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ANDERSSON M. (1) ; BJERKE L. (2) ; KARLSSON C. (2) ;
(1) Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Univ., Lund, SUEDE
(2) International Business School, Jönköping, SUEDE


This article examines the role of regional import flows for renewal of regional Swedish industries. The hypothesis is that imports stimulate renewal of local industries by being vehicles for technology diffusion and means by which local firms can exploit advantages of global specialisation. It finds robust and positive relationships between high-quality imports and renewal of regional exports, where the latter are measured by the introduction of novel export products of local firms. Connectedness to international markets via import networks appears to be a stimulus for the renewal of regional exports


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no12 [pp. 2999-3017]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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