When a new industry meets traditional and declining ones: An integrative approach towards dialectics and social movement theory in a model of regional industry emergence processes
2010 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, Vol. 26, no 3, 290-308 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper takes an integrative approach towards dialectics and social movement theories in a model of regional industry emergence processes. Based on an inductive qualitative investigation we describe how a new industry emerges in a declining and peripheral region dominated by struggling and traditional local industry. The emanating model of regional industry emergence is based on four main processes; framing processes, movement mobilisation processes,inter-industry relational processes and dialectical processes, which together shape the emerging regional industry. This exemplifies how new regional industry mobilisation efforts provide an ‘anti-thesis’ to traditional industry, and how established industry actors respond with contestation to protect their business concepts. Furthermore we illustrate how new industry actors reframe their concepts to complement dominating traditional industry and to overcome tensions and conflicts. Following dialectic interaction between new and traditional industry wenoticed signs of acceptance and synthesis between the newly formed and old industry actors; ultimately resulting in a revitalisation of the region’s traditional industry. As such, this article makes a point of accounting for agency and productive conflict when understanding regional industry renewal and emergence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2010. Vol. 26, no 3, 290-308 p.
regional industry emergence; social movement; dialectics; theory integration; mobilisation; framing; regional decline; regional renewal; biorefinery industry; cluster; entrepreneurship; regional development
Business Administration Other Mechanical Engineering
Research subject Business Studies; Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-35374DOI: 10.1016/j.scaman.2010.05.001ISI: 000282032000007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-35374DiVA: diva2:343632