Resilience, Adaptation and Adaptability

Posted: 15 Mar 2010

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Andy Pike

University of Newcastle

Stuart Dawley

affiliation not provided to SSRN

John Tomaney

University of Newcastle

Date Written: March 2010

Abstract

The resilience of places in response to uncertain, volatile and rapid change has emerged as a focus of academic and policy attention. This paper aims to contribute to understanding and explaining the resilience of places. Drawing upon evolutionary Economic Geography, the concepts of adaptation and adaptability are developed in a framework based upon agents, mechanisms and sites. In contrast to equilibrium-based approaches, this approach can better capture the geographical diversity, variety and unevenness of resilience and address questions of what kind of resilience and for whom.

Keywords: resilience, evolutionary Economic Geography, adaptation, adaptability

JEL Classification: O10, R00

Suggested Citation

Pike, Andy and Dawley, Stuart and Tomaney, John, Resilience, Adaptation and Adaptability (March 2010). Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 59-70, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1570007 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjres/rsq001

Andy Pike

University of Newcastle ( email )

Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies
(CURDS)
England NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

Stuart Dawley

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

John Tomaney

University of Newcastle ( email )

5 Barrack Road
Devonshire Building
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

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