One coast, two systems: Regional innovation systems and entrepreneurial discovery in Western Norway

Deegan, J., Solheim, M. C. W., Jakobsen, S.-E., & Isaksen, A. (2021). One coast, two systems: Regional innovation systems and entrepreneurial discovery in Western Norway. Growth and Change, 00, 1– 25. https://doi.org/10.1111/grow.12595

Posted: 27 Dec 2021

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Jason Deegan

University of Stavanger Business School

Marte Solheim

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stig Erik Jakobsen

Bergen University College

Arne Isaksen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: November 18, 2021

Abstract

This paper introduces an analytical framework for un-derstanding how specialized and diversified regional innovation system (RIS) differ in the way an entrepre-neurial discovery process (EDP) is likely to unfold. To analytically explore the proposed framework, we deploy a sequential explanatory design approach, using quan-titative data to analyze the regional industry structure of the city regions of Bergen and Stavanger in Western Norway, followed by a qualitative analysis of interviews with key stakeholders in both regions. We find that the city regions face unique challenges that align with an understanding of their respective RIS categorization, providing evidence that the framework proposed serves as a useful guide in understanding the development of an EDP.

Keywords: Entrepreneurial Discovery Process, Regional Development, Innovation Policy

JEL Classification: O38

Suggested Citation

Deegan, Jason and Solheim, Marte and Jakobsen, Stig Erik and Isaksen, Arne, One coast, two systems: Regional innovation systems and entrepreneurial discovery in Western Norway (November 18, 2021). Deegan, J., Solheim, M. C. W., Jakobsen, S.-E., & Isaksen, A. (2021). One coast, two systems: Regional innovation systems and entrepreneurial discovery in Western Norway. Growth and Change, 00, 1– 25. https://doi.org/10.1111/grow.12595, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3994045

Jason Deegan (Contact Author)

University of Stavanger Business School ( email )

Marte Solheim

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stig Erik Jakobsen

Bergen University College ( email )

P.O. Box 7030
N-5020 Bergen
Norway

Arne Isaksen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

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