Regional Endogenous Technological Change and Innovative Opportunities: A Swedish Case Study
2010 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and Technological Change / [ed] Lucio Cassia, Tommaso Minola and Stefano Paleari, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
This chapter explores how a new knowledge base centred on an emerging technology in a declining industrial city can spill over into the surrounding environment. Using a qualitative approach, it presents an in-depth case study of a Swedish urban region in order to explore who the actors are, how they have collaborated in the process and what the outcomes have been. It discusses the impact of a regional collaborative strategy for the creation of entrepreneurial opportunities and concludes that a distinct difference exists between supportive and operative actors in relation to the creation of economic output. In addition, the different categories of the origins of innovative opportunities shed light on what actors are crucial for technological change and grasping the opportunities. These conclusions have theoretical and as well as policy implications.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010.
Regional technical change, collaboration, entrepreneurship, origin of innovation
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62642DOI: 10.4337/9781781002018.00018ISBN: 9781849807470 (print)ISBN: 9781781002018 (e-ISBN)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-62642DiVA: diva2:373773
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