The Notion of Resilience in Regional Science: Review and Decomposition

Published: Oct 1, 2012
Resilience regional science competitiveness vulnerability economic crisis
Δημήτρης Καλλιώρας
The concept of resilience tends, latterly, to become extremely popular in the fi eld of regional science, reverberating, to a great extent, the feeling of insecurity and uncertainty that prevails in regional economies many of which have become (extremely) vulnerable to the effects of internationalization and integration. Such a feeling is consolidated in the light of the on-going economic – and environmental – crisis. Resilience is a malleable concept: it is perceived in a different way by different people. The present study attempts to review and decompose the notion of resilience as it is perceived in the fi eld of regional science.
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