Winds of Change: A Neo-Design Approach to the Regeneration of Regions

Organization & Environment, Forthcoming

20 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2019

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Raghu Garud

Pennsylvania State University

Joel Gehman

George Washington University - Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy

Peter Karnøe

Copenhagen Business School

Date Written: July 25, 2019

Abstract

Among scholars, policymakers, and practitioners, there is considerable interest in the dynamics associated with regions, including their emergence, decline, and regeneration. Such interest is well justified given the role that regions play in contributing to social wellbeing at a variety of scales — from individuals to communities and even nation-states. In this paper, we examine the processes that unfolded during the regeneration of a region in Denmark that was known for its competence in manufacturing equipment and is now known as a world leader in wind turbines. We highlight three mechanisms that led to the regeneration of this region: repurposing, experimentation and collective learning. Based on these findings, we propose a neo-design approach to the regeneration of regions.

Keywords: Regions, Regeneration, Design, Sustainability, Renewable Energy

JEL Classification: D92, M13, R11, R58, O32, O33, O38, Q28

Suggested Citation

Garud, Raghu and Gehman, Joel and Karnøe, Peter, Winds of Change: A Neo-Design Approach to the Regeneration of Regions (July 25, 2019). Organization & Environment, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3455651

Raghu Garud

Pennsylvania State University ( email )

431 Business Bulding
Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA 16803
United States

Joel Gehman (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Department of Strategic Management & Public Policy ( email )

Washington, DC 20052
United States

Peter Karnøe

Copenhagen Business School ( email )

Solbjerg Plads 3
Frederiksberg C, DK - 2000
Denmark

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