Industrial dynamics and economic geography

M. Capasso*, E. Stam, E. Cefis

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How do industries emerge and evolve over space? In this special issue the fields of industrial dynamics and economic geography are brought together in order to achieve a richer and more fundamental understanding of the organization of industries over time and space than each of these
fields could do separately. Firm heterogeneity at the micro-level and industry composition of a region at the macro-level provide important elements in the explanation of industry emergence and evolution over space. History and space matter in the evolution of industries: this special issue shows how and why.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalRegional Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2015


  • Industrial cluster
  • Firm heterogeneity
  • Industrial dynamics
  • Localization economies
  • Urbanization economies
  • Economic geography

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