Advanced

Focused and General science parks: a study of New Technology Based Firms within Life-sciences in Sweden

Alvandi, Keyvan LU (2011)
CIRCLE
Abstract
New Technology-Based Firms (NTBFs) contribute greatly to the development and construction of their nations‟ economies. Therefore their creation, survival and growth have become a major focus for policy. Science parks as actors within regional innovation systems can be suitable tools to carry out this objective. This paper investigated whether the type of science park has any effect on performance of NTBFs. To this end science parks were categorized as focused –hosting firms from a single industry- and general –more than one industry. A comparative study based on second hand data collection was performed on Swedish science parks working within Life-sciences. The results revealed that focused science parks are better stimulants of employment... (More)
New Technology-Based Firms (NTBFs) contribute greatly to the development and construction of their nations‟ economies. Therefore their creation, survival and growth have become a major focus for policy. Science parks as actors within regional innovation systems can be suitable tools to carry out this objective. This paper investigated whether the type of science park has any effect on performance of NTBFs. To this end science parks were categorized as focused –hosting firms from a single industry- and general –more than one industry. A comparative study based on second hand data collection was performed on Swedish science parks working within Life-sciences. The results revealed that focused science parks are better stimulants of employment creation and that their residents enjoy higher rates of sales growth. The author recommends that further categorization of science parks leads to better recognition and utilization of their potential. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Alvandi, Keyvan LU
supervisor
organization
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
science parks, NTBFs, performance, Life-sciences, Sweden
language
English
id
3131648
date added to LUP
2012-10-24 14:54:48
date last changed
2012-10-24 14:54:48
@misc{3131648,
  abstract     = {New Technology-Based Firms (NTBFs) contribute greatly to the development and construction of their nations‟ economies. Therefore their creation, survival and growth have become a major focus for policy. Science parks as actors within regional innovation systems can be suitable tools to carry out this objective. This paper investigated whether the type of science park has any effect on performance of NTBFs. To this end science parks were categorized as focused –hosting firms from a single industry- and general –more than one industry. A comparative study based on second hand data collection was performed on Swedish science parks working within Life-sciences. The results revealed that focused science parks are better stimulants of employment creation and that their residents enjoy higher rates of sales growth. The author recommends that further categorization of science parks leads to better recognition and utilization of their potential.},
  author       = {Alvandi, Keyvan},
  keyword      = {science parks,NTBFs,performance,Life-sciences,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Focused and General science parks: a study of New Technology Based Firms within Life-sciences in Sweden},
  year         = {2011},
}