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Nodes, Networks and Proximities: On the Knowledge Dynamics of the Medicon Valley Biotech Cluster.

Coenen, Lars LU ; Moodysson, Jerker LU and Asheim, Björn LU (2004) In European Planning Studies 12(7). p.1003-1018
Abstract
Empirical research on the knowledge dynamics of biotechnology demonstrates a dual local-global knowledge flow pattern. The sector is characterised by strong spatial concentration around nodes of excellence that are interconnected through a global network. This requires a specification of the notion of proximity as a facilitator of learning processes which emphasises its multifaceted configuration. This study highlights the significance of relational proximity within epistemic communities shaping innovation processes across multi-spatial scales. These arguments are illustrated with a database-survey on collaboration in scientific publication by 109 biotechnology firms in the Danish-Swedish life-science cluster Medicon Valley.
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European Planning Studies
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1003 - 1018
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1469-5944
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10.1080/0965431042000267876
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  title        = {Nodes, Networks and Proximities: On the Knowledge Dynamics of the Medicon Valley Biotech Cluster.},
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  volume       = {12},
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