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Mundane innovation in the periphery: the foundational economy in a less developed region

Henderson, Dylan ORCID:, Morgan, Kevin ORCID: and Delbridge, Richard ORCID: 2024. Mundane innovation in the periphery: the foundational economy in a less developed region. Regional Studies 10.1080/00343404.2024.2320769
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This article explores the role that foundational economy (FE) actors can play in innovation in peripheral regions. We argue that research which casts peripheral regions as backwaters of innovation may inadvertently underplay the potential for innovation in such places. Drawing on the peripheral innovation literature, and emerging research on the FE, we develop the concept of mundane innovation and explore its potential for peripheral regions. We address this question through a short case-study of Carmarthenshire (Wales) and find that it may offer potential for such regions to become leaders rather than the laggards they appear in the conventional innovation literature.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN: 1360-0591
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 February 2024
Date of Acceptance: 14 February 2024
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2024 16:28

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