Université de Neuchâtel

Born to be sold? Start-ups as products and new territorial lifecycles of industrialization

Livi, Christian ; Jeannerat, Hugues

(Working Papers MAPS ; 3)

Territorial innovation models and policy practices traditionally tend to associate the emergence, resurgence and growth of start-ups with the development of local industries, either as industrial pioneers or innovative spin offs embedded in a regional production system. This approach is in line with a ‘lifecycle’ pattern of innovation and of industrialization marked by sequential waves of...