Our research focus
The dynamics of local and regional economic activities in a global production context through the eyes of entrepreneurs, companies and institutions
Our theoretical perspectives
A relational perspective, because economic actors do not act in isolation. They are embedded in a social context and mutually affect each other.
An evolutionary perspective, because economic actors do not act without a history. Their behaviour and decisions are preconditioned by the past.
An institutional perspective, because institutions and policy at several spatial levels (from the local to the supranational) affect decisions of economic actors.
A practice oriented perspective, because actors constitute, reproduce, and transform the economy. Their everyday actions reveal forms of economic organization and exchange.