When history does not matter? The rise of Quebec’s wine industry

Simon Baumgartinger-Seiringer (Korresp. Autor*in), David Doloreux, Richard Shearmur, Michaela Trippl

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Abstract

This article contributes to the debate on new regional path development, proposing an analytical framework that accounts for new industries arising almost ex nihilo in places with weakly developed preconditions. The paper
explores how seemingly adverse initial conditions can be translated into a new development path over time and casts light on the interplay between structure and agency in such settings. We find that new path development processes are not necessarily conditioned by past trajectories or by prior regional and technological capabilities, but can be initiated by forward-looking, entrepreneurial pioneers and consolidated by actors who develop the wider institutional and organizational structures to facilitate further growth of the new industry. We study the case of the wine industry in Southern Quebec, which emerged despite weakly developed preconditions and developed into a fully established, legitimized and supported path over the past forty years.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)115-124
Seitenumfang10
FachzeitschriftGeoforum
Jahrgang128
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Jan. 2022

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