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Proximity to innovation: Effect of proximities on cross-border innovation cooperation within Öresund Food Cluster actors

Markova, Valeria LU (2015) EKHM52 20151
Department of Economic History
Abstract
The perception on innovation as a territorial phenomenon is based on successful examples of
various innovative territorial agglomerations, e.g. clusters. Knowledge and industry-related information
is more abundant and accessible for the firms engaged in clusters. However, rapidly growing number
of innovative cross-border clusters signifies that international cooperation is also advantageous for
innovation and knowledge exchange processes. Cross-border clustering facilitates building of
industry’s critical mass, not only through branding and external visibility but extended networks,
knowledge of innovation actors, experience and resources. However, innovation development also
requires established political, institutional and social... (More)
The perception on innovation as a territorial phenomenon is based on successful examples of
various innovative territorial agglomerations, e.g. clusters. Knowledge and industry-related information
is more abundant and accessible for the firms engaged in clusters. However, rapidly growing number
of innovative cross-border clusters signifies that international cooperation is also advantageous for
innovation and knowledge exchange processes. Cross-border clustering facilitates building of
industry’s critical mass, not only through branding and external visibility but extended networks,
knowledge of innovation actors, experience and resources. However, innovation development also
requires established political, institutional and social environments that may greatly vary on the other
side of the border. Also, actors within cross-border cluster may be highly heterogenic in innovation
capabilities. Represented through the concept of proximities, dissimilarities between cross-border
cluster actors may stimulate synergies through developing complementarities, but also may result in
obstacles complicating cooperation, thus, innovativeness. This research paper highlights the case of
Öresund Food cross-border cluster and pattern of collaboration within innovation related industry
actors. Research emphasis is focused on the effects of proximities and their mutual interdependence on
collaboration pattern between cross-border actors within Öresund Food cluster in regard of innovation
and knowledge exchange processes. The study showed that different types of proximities are able to
evolve over time, influence transformation of each other and change own significance in innovation
process on different stages of cooperation. (Less)
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author
Markova, Valeria LU
supervisor
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EKHM52 20151
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Cross-border clusters, innovativeness, proximities, innovation mode, learning, food industry, Öresund region
language
English
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5474177
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  abstract     = {The perception on innovation as a territorial phenomenon is based on successful examples of
various innovative territorial agglomerations, e.g. clusters. Knowledge and industry-related information
is more abundant and accessible for the firms engaged in clusters. However, rapidly growing number
of innovative cross-border clusters signifies that international cooperation is also advantageous for
innovation and knowledge exchange processes. Cross-border clustering facilitates building of
industry’s critical mass, not only through branding and external visibility but extended networks,
knowledge of innovation actors, experience and resources. However, innovation development also
requires established political, institutional and social environments that may greatly vary on the other
side of the border. Also, actors within cross-border cluster may be highly heterogenic in innovation
capabilities. Represented through the concept of proximities, dissimilarities between cross-border
cluster actors may stimulate synergies through developing complementarities, but also may result in
obstacles complicating cooperation, thus, innovativeness. This research paper highlights the case of
Öresund Food cross-border cluster and pattern of collaboration within innovation related industry
actors. Research emphasis is focused on the effects of proximities and their mutual interdependence on
collaboration pattern between cross-border actors within Öresund Food cluster in regard of innovation
and knowledge exchange processes. The study showed that different types of proximities are able to
evolve over time, influence transformation of each other and change own significance in innovation
process on different stages of cooperation.},
  author       = {Markova, Valeria},
  keyword      = {Cross-border clusters,innovativeness,proximities,innovation mode,learning,food industry,Öresund region},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Proximity to innovation: Effect of proximities on cross-border innovation cooperation within Öresund Food Cluster actors},
  year         = {2015},
}