Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Meeting radical change and regional transition: regional closedowns and the role of entrepreneurship
Institutionen för Samhällsvetenskap, Mittuniversitetet.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
2009 (English)In: Managing Global Transitions, ISSN 1581-6311, Vol. 7, no 2, 99-122 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to describe and analyze the effects of radical changes within regions by providing an empirical base from 12 Swedish municipalities from different regions. The specific focus of the paper is the role of entrepreneurship, both as an opportunity-seeking activity in order to find and develop new business undertakings, as well as entrepreneurship as a perspective for supporting activities in the public or private spheres. The results are based on interviews and surveys, secondary data, information from regional governments, municipal websites and also from other public information channels. Two questions were raised in analysing the case: (1) What types of contextual factors are of strategic importance when regions are challenged by radical change, and what role do these factors have in a regional restructuring and development process? (2) What types of policy and support measures are productive for entrepreneurial activities in regions when adaptation to radical change is required? The results presented by the study provide insight into how the development of local economies is affected when conditions change in a region due to the closure of a major public workplace. The paper also tries to present opportunities through which municipalities are able to prepare for and take action to help entrepreneurial activity face ongoing structural change and a globalized local economy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 7, no 2, 99-122 p.
Keyword [en]
radical change, regional transition, entrepreneurship, restructure, strategies, closedowns
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-45642OAI: diva2:433022
Available from: 2011-08-08 Created: 2011-08-08 Last updated: 2011-08-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Artikel i Fulltext

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Boter, Håkan
By organisation
Umeå School of Business
In the same journal
Managing Global Transitions

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 37 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link