Anders Larsson* - University of Gothenburg
Kristina Nilsson Lindström - University of Gothenburg
Today many regions in the industrialized world have to deal with a transformation from traditional industry to service-oriented production such as tourism. Nevertheless, few studies highlights the possibilities and limitations of inter-sectoral knowledge sharing among stakeholders in industry and service. Hence there is a risk for missed opportunities to draw from joint collaboration in the area of experience production. Using an evolutionary perspective, this paper aims at analysing how leisure boat manufacturing and tourism sectors in the municipality of Orust on the Swedish west coast, combines knowledge as a way to spur innovation in experience production. The paper shows a number of limitations to sectoral knowledge interaction, some of them can be linked to the conservative nature of the traditional industry, and to the immature nature of the tourism sector, others to the lack of policy coordination. However, at the same time as there are a number of obstacles for collaboration, the paper reveals some interesting possibilities for inter-sectoral knowledge sharing.