Coevolution and Coordination: A Systemic Analysis of the Taiwanese Information Technology Industry
Posted: 7 Jul 2008
Date Written: March 2008
The evolutionary turn in economic geography has led to increasing emphasis on coevolution among technologies, organizations and territories. The weakness of this approach, however, is a focus on broad coevolutionary pictures that pays little attention to coordination processes that guide interdependent actions on the ground. Using the Taiwanese information technology industry as an example, this article suggests an industrial system analysis that gives a structural coherence to a series of intentional, collective actions. Such a systemic measure has the potential to extend the evolutionary analysis beyond broad coevolutions to the strategic transformations of industrial organizations.
Keywords: evolutionary economic geography, coevolution, industrial system analysis, information technology industry
JEL Classification: B52, R11, O18, L63
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