Title: Innovation and learning in thin structures - producing intensive links in Halland

Authors: Mikael Jonasson

Addresses: Department of Social and Health Sciences, Halmstad University, 30118 Halmstad, Sweden

Abstract: This article's aim is to see how 'intensities' could be used in order to understand general advancement of regional development, and as a specific conceptual tool for the development of experience-based organisational and product thinking in thin structures. The study is conducted in a creative workshop between traditional and creative industries and it involves material from participation in one of these workshops, and from an interview and survey study with entrepreneurs in the region. The result shows that mobile workshops could be an important tool for producing growth in thin geographical structures.

Keywords: regional development; regions; intensities; creative workshops; Halmstad; Halland; Sweden; thin structures; intensive links; conceptual tools; experience-based thinking; organisational thinking; product thinking; traditional industries; creative industries; entrepreneurs; mobile workshops; growth; geographical structures; innovation; learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2012.049350

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2012 Vol.12 No.4, pp.364 - 378

Available online: 03 Sep 2012 *

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