Studies on the nature of knowledge and its creation and diffusion by firms have gained relevance as innovation became strategic for competitiveness of firms. Two theoretical frameworks, linked to different knowledge fields, are relevant for these studies: evolutionary economics and evolutionary economic geography. However, the latter is still an emergent research field in Brazil. This article discusses the complementarities between the contributions of both frameworks to the analysis of knowledge in firms. This discussion provides elements to propose a research agenda to Brazilian studies on creation and diffusion of knowledge in firms under an evolutionary perspective taking into consideration the main elements of territories.
Evolutionary economics; Evolutionary economic geography; Knowledge