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Innovation in an urban context

Wiig Aslesen, Heidi LU (2006) In Meddelande från Lunds universitets geografiska institution. Avhandlingar
Abstract
The dissertation is based on a collection of papers addressing different aspects of regional innovation systems in an urban context. The overall aim is to find explanatory factors behind the workings of regional innovation systems in urban agglomerations by looking at the innovation dynamics and innovation outcomes of the Oslo region, and secondly, by analysing how two diverse subsets of economic activity in the Oslo region (and other urban agglomerations) are able to exploit a regional innovation system (clustered manufacturing SME's and Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS). This is done by using theoretical insights and empirical research. The empirical findings indicate that regional and national systems have different roles in... (More)
The dissertation is based on a collection of papers addressing different aspects of regional innovation systems in an urban context. The overall aim is to find explanatory factors behind the workings of regional innovation systems in urban agglomerations by looking at the innovation dynamics and innovation outcomes of the Oslo region, and secondly, by analysing how two diverse subsets of economic activity in the Oslo region (and other urban agglomerations) are able to exploit a regional innovation system (clustered manufacturing SME's and Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS). This is done by using theoretical insights and empirical research. The empirical findings indicate that regional and national systems have different roles in the innovation dynamics of the Oslo region. The findings shows that to be a well functioning and operative innovation system barriers rooted in both a ?competence? and a ?cultural? mismatch must be overcome for SME?s, and policy suggestion for a governance structure able to help overcome these barriers are suggested. Further, the research addresses the interrelatedness between KIBS and a regional innovation system characterized by urban agglomeration, firstly by looking at why and how this system is important for KIBS? competitiveness, and secondly how a regional innovation system profits from KIBS agglomeration. The thesis questions what characterises KIBS? clients that are able to innovate and take part in learning processes with KIBS. (Less)
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Denna sammanläggningsavhandling tar upp olika aspekter vid det regionala innovationssystemet i en urban kontext. Det övergripande syftet är att identifiera faktorer som kan förklara hur regionala innovationssystem faktisk fungerar i en urban agglomeration. Detta är gjort genom att se på innovationsdynamiken och innovationsaktiviteten i Oslo regionen, och genom att se hur två olika undergrupper av ekonomisk aktivitet i Oslo regionen (samt andra urbana agglomerationer i Norge) har möjlighet att utnyttja det regionala innovationssystemet (Små och mellanstora varuproduserande industrier (i Oslo regionen) och ?Knowledge Intensive Business Services? (KIBS)). Analysen är både teoribaserad och empirisikt baserad.... (More)
Popular Abstract
Denna sammanläggningsavhandling tar upp olika aspekter vid det regionala innovationssystemet i en urban kontext. Det övergripande syftet är att identifiera faktorer som kan förklara hur regionala innovationssystem faktisk fungerar i en urban agglomeration. Detta är gjort genom att se på innovationsdynamiken och innovationsaktiviteten i Oslo regionen, och genom att se hur två olika undergrupper av ekonomisk aktivitet i Oslo regionen (samt andra urbana agglomerationer i Norge) har möjlighet att utnyttja det regionala innovationssystemet (Små och mellanstora varuproduserande industrier (i Oslo regionen) och ?Knowledge Intensive Business Services? (KIBS)). Analysen är både teoribaserad och empirisikt baserad. Resultaten från den empiriska studien visar att regionala och nationella system spelar olika roller i innovationsdynamiken i Oslo regionen. Dessutom visar avhandlingen att för att det regionala innovationssystemet i Oslo regionen skall fungera optimalt för små och mellanstora företag måste barriärerna i form av både en mismatch i form av kompetens och en kulturell mismatch överkommas genom föreslagna tillpassningar. Vidare adresseras det ömsesidiga beroendet mellan KIBS och det regionala innovationssystemet, först genom att studera hur KIBS relaterar sig till det regionala innovationssystemet och varför och hur detta system är viktigt för deras konkurrenskraft, så genom att analysera hur det regionala innovationssystemet i storstäder drar fördelar av att KIBS agglomereras där. Avhandlingen reser därmed frågan vilka karakteristika kunder som skall kunna laga nyvinningar och ta del i lärandeprocesser med KIBS måste ha. (Less)
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  • Professor Wood, Peter, Dept. of Geography, University College, London
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Thesis
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keywords
Regional innovation systems, Social geography, Social sciences, Head-office-corporate-service complex, KIBS-client interaction, KIBS, Urban agglomerations, Innovation activity, Socialgeografi, Samhällsvetenskaper
in
Meddelande från Lunds universitets geografiska institution. Avhandlingar
issue
166
pages
259 pages
publisher
Heidi Wiig Aslesen/Lunds universitets geografiska institution.
defense location
Geocentrum 1, Sölvegatan 10, Rum 108, Lunds Universitet
defense date
2006-09-15 10:00:00
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  • scopus:33748600679
ISSN
0346-6787
ISBN
91-974998-7-0
language
English
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yes
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f0850bc6-e641-41d3-b905-69011266e375 (old id 547030)
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2016-04-01 16:39:08
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2021-02-17 05:02:20
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