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Knowledge Production in Swedish Functional Regions 1993-1999

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  • Olof Ejermo

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    (Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping Sweden.)

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Industrial classifications offer arguably poor schemes for classifying innovative activity. Moreover, a single measure incorporating technological relatedness between the inherent classes, captures the neglected issue of Jacobs (1969) and Marshall (1920), that the degree of relatedness of activities is an important determinant for development. Based on these observations, this paper uses a measure of technological relatedness, calculated from the frequency of patent co-classification to predict the importance of diversity or concentration of technologies for patent development in Swedish regions. Results strongly support that the likelihood of innovating is raised in regions with high technological diversity.

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Paper provided by KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy in its series KITeS Working Papers with number 140.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2002
Date of revision: Feb 2003
Handle: RePEc:cri:cespri:wp140

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  1. Martin Andersson & Olof Ejermo, 2002. "Knowledge Production in Swedish Functional Regions 1993-1999," KITeS Working Papers 139, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Feb 2003.
  2. Caniels, M.C.J. & Romijn, H.A., 2003. "What drives innovativeness in industrial clusters? Transcending the debate," Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS) working paper series 03.04, Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS).
  3. Caniels, M.C.J. & Romijn, H.A., 2003. "What drives innovativeness in industrial clusters? Transcending the debate," Working Papers 03.04, Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies.
  4. Christ, Julian P., 2010. "The geography and co-location of European technology-specific co-inventorship networks," FZID Discussion Papers 14-2010, University of Hohenheim, Center for Research on Innovation and Services (FZID).
  5. Christ, Julian P., 2009. "New Economic Geography reloaded: localized knowledge spillovers and the geography of innovation," FZID Discussion Papers 01-2009, University of Hohenheim, Center for Research on Innovation and Services (FZID).

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