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The Danish fabricated metal industry: A competitive medium-low-tech industry in a highwage country.

Hansen, Teis LU (2010) In Geografisk Tidsskrift 110(1). p.65-80
Abstract
This paper aims to contribute to the knowledge on innovation processes in low- and medium-low-tech industries. Today, industries characterised as high-tech are perceived to be central to economic development, as the research intensity shields them from competition from low-wage countries. This is less the case for low-tech industries, but their economic importance continues to be large, however. It is thus interesting to analyse how they manage to remain competitive.



The analysis focuses on a case study of the fabricated metal industry by identifying the innovation strategies followed by firms located in a part of Jutland, where this industry has experienced growth. It is found that the ability to create tailor-made... (More)
This paper aims to contribute to the knowledge on innovation processes in low- and medium-low-tech industries. Today, industries characterised as high-tech are perceived to be central to economic development, as the research intensity shields them from competition from low-wage countries. This is less the case for low-tech industries, but their economic importance continues to be large, however. It is thus interesting to analyse how they manage to remain competitive.



The analysis focuses on a case study of the fabricated metal industry by identifying the innovation strategies followed by firms located in a part of Jutland, where this industry has experienced growth. It is found that the ability to create tailor-made solutions is central to the competitiveness of these medium-low-tech firms. Knowledge is thus highly important, yet in different ways than for high-tech industries. This illustrates the importance of industrial policies that take these differences into account. (Less)
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fabricated metal industry, Denmark, industrial development, low-tech, innovation
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Geografisk Tidsskrift
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110
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1
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65 - 80
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Taylor & Francis
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1903-2471
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10.1080/00167223.2010.10669497
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English
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The analysis focuses on a case study of the fabricated metal industry by identifying the innovation strategies followed by firms located in a part of Jutland, where this industry has experienced growth. It is found that the ability to create tailor-made solutions is central to the competitiveness of these medium-low-tech firms. Knowledge is thus highly important, yet in different ways than for high-tech industries. This illustrates the importance of industrial policies that take these differences into account.},
  author       = {Hansen, Teis},
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  keyword      = {fabricated metal industry,Denmark,industrial development,low-tech,innovation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {65--80},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Geografisk Tidsskrift},
  title        = {The Danish fabricated metal industry: A competitive medium-low-tech industry in a highwage country.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00167223.2010.10669497},
  volume       = {110},
  year         = {2010},
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