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The Role of Large Scale Scientific Facility on the Regional Economic Growth, (Case study: European Spallation Source, ESS)

Mostafavikashani, Seyedehzahra LU (2012) EKHR72 20121
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This study examines what factors are behind a successful establishment of European Spallation Source in Lund, as a growth engine for the entire region in long term? This paper is also concern about how ESS, with innovation as driving force will affect the economic growth of the region (Skåne) through knowledge spillover and talent inflow. This study is also concern about how this investment contributes to Regional Innovation system and it will affect the interaction between universities, companies and other regional players thus could strengthen the Regional Innovation System. To answer the research questions, this study looks at the literatures concerning innovation, innovation system, knowledgebased economy and role of policy and... (More)
This study examines what factors are behind a successful establishment of European Spallation Source in Lund, as a growth engine for the entire region in long term? This paper is also concern about how ESS, with innovation as driving force will affect the economic growth of the region (Skåne) through knowledge spillover and talent inflow. This study is also concern about how this investment contributes to Regional Innovation system and it will affect the interaction between universities, companies and other regional players thus could strengthen the Regional Innovation System. To answer the research questions, this study looks at the literatures concerning innovation, innovation system, knowledgebased economy and role of policy and university, reports on large scale scientific facilities and interviews with local players.
It is conclude that ESS will bring economic growth in the region by producing technological innovations and spinoffs within foremost materials and life sciences but to say exactly what it will be, is not possible and it will be much dependent on how good the regional players are at exploiting the opportunities that the facility would bring. ESS would employ several high educated and top scientists, thus relatively highly paid scientific and technical workers will stay in the region. It can also bring new startup companies from spinoff research. These will naturally have an impact on the local and regional economy. But overall, for the region to benefit as large as possible, preparation of local innovation system and need of ESS integration with regional innovation system is essential. However, there is need for further research to theorize the Scio-economic impacts of large scale scientific facilities, to more support the innovation based-economic growth. (Less)
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Mostafavikashani, Seyedehzahra LU
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organization
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EKHR72 20121
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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large scale scientific facility, economic growth, Innovation
language
English
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3130082
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  abstract     = {This study examines what factors are behind a successful establishment of European Spallation Source in Lund, as a growth engine for the entire region in long term? This paper is also concern about how ESS, with innovation as driving force will affect the economic growth of the region (Skåne) through knowledge spillover and talent inflow. This study is also concern about how this investment contributes to Regional Innovation system and it will affect the interaction between universities, companies and other regional players thus could strengthen the Regional Innovation System. To answer the research questions, this study looks at the literatures concerning innovation, innovation system, knowledgebased economy and role of policy and university, reports on large scale scientific facilities and interviews with local players.
It is conclude that ESS will bring economic growth in the region by producing technological innovations and spinoffs within foremost materials and life sciences but to say exactly what it will be, is not possible and it will be much dependent on how good the regional players are at exploiting the opportunities that the facility would bring. ESS would employ several high educated and top scientists, thus relatively highly paid scientific and technical workers will stay in the region. It can also bring new startup companies from spinoff research. These will naturally have an impact on the local and regional economy. But overall, for the region to benefit as large as possible, preparation of local innovation system and need of ESS integration with regional innovation system is essential. However, there is need for further research to theorize the Scio-economic impacts of large scale scientific facilities, to more support the innovation based-economic growth.},
  author       = {Mostafavikashani, Seyedehzahra},
  keyword      = {large scale scientific facility,economic growth,Innovation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Role of Large Scale Scientific Facility on the Regional Economic Growth, (Case study: European Spallation Source, ESS)},
  year         = {2012},
}