Nodes, networks and proximities: On the knowledge dynamics of the Medicon Valley biotech cluster
2004 (English)In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 12, no 7, 1003-1018 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 12, no 7, 1003-1018 p.
biotechnology; high technology industry; innovation; life science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31353DOI: 10.1080/0965431042000267876ISI: 000225404600006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-10344248201OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31353DiVA: diva2:955112