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The role of regional sectoral specialisation on the geography of innovation networks: a comparison between firms located in regions in developed and emerging economies

Plechero, Monica LU and Chaminade, Cristina LU (2016) In International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development 8(2). p.148-171
Abstract
Recently, there has been a rise of contributions in innovation and economic geography studies on how firms from specific industries and regional innovation systems (RISs) rely on international networks to innovate. So far, the focus has been on single cases, firms located in well-known RISs and international linkages, without really distinguishing those with geographically close partners from those with partners from distant locations. Using primary firm-level data, this article compares the patterns of collaboration for innovation in a selection of Swedish, Norwegian, Chinese and Indian regions with an ICT cluster specialisation. The results show that firms in RISs in emerging economies tend to link more to innovation networks with a real... (More)
Recently, there has been a rise of contributions in innovation and economic geography studies on how firms from specific industries and regional innovation systems (RISs) rely on international networks to innovate. So far, the focus has been on single cases, firms located in well-known RISs and international linkages, without really distinguishing those with geographically close partners from those with partners from distant locations. Using primary firm-level data, this article compares the patterns of collaboration for innovation in a selection of Swedish, Norwegian, Chinese and Indian regions with an ICT cluster specialisation. The results show that firms in RISs in emerging economies tend to link more to innovation networks with a real global character, particularly in relation to new-To-The-world innovation. It also shows that firms in the most successful RISs in ICT clusters rely more than others on networks with organisations in close proximity (Less)
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emerging economies, innovation network, regionalisation
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International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development
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24 pages
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Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
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1753-1942
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10.1504/IJTLID.2016.077106
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  abstract     = {Recently, there has been a rise of contributions in innovation and economic geography studies on how firms from specific industries and regional innovation systems (RISs) rely on international networks to innovate. So far, the focus has been on single cases, firms located in well-known RISs and international linkages, without really distinguishing those with geographically close partners from those with partners from distant locations. Using primary firm-level data, this article compares the patterns of collaboration for innovation in a selection of Swedish, Norwegian, Chinese and Indian regions with an ICT cluster specialisation. The results show that firms in RISs in emerging economies tend to link more to innovation networks with a real global character, particularly in relation to new-To-The-world innovation. It also shows that firms in the most successful RISs in ICT clusters rely more than others on networks with organisations in close proximity},
  author       = {Plechero, Monica and Chaminade, Cristina},
  issn         = {1753-1942},
  keyword      = {emerging economies,innovation network,regionalisation},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {148--171},
  publisher    = {Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.},
  series       = {International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development},
  title        = {The role of regional sectoral specialisation on the geography of innovation networks: a comparison between firms located in regions in developed and emerging economies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJTLID.2016.077106},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2016},
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