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Do regions make a difference? Exploring the role of different regional innovation systems in global innovation networks in the ICT industry

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  • Chaminade, Cristina

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    (CIRCLE, Lund University)

  • Plechero, Monica

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    (CIRCLE, Lund University)

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The access to global innovation networks (GINs) has been extremely unequal across regions around the globe. While certain regions are considered knowledge hubs, able to link to global knowledge flow, other still remain marginalized, pointing out to the role of regional innovation systems in the emergence and development of GINs. Using firm-level data collected through a survey and case studies in 2009-2010, this article systematically compares the patterns of global networks in the ICT industry in a selection of European and non-European regions. Contrary to what we expected, the results show that GINs may emerge in regions which are neither too innovative nor institutionally thick (like Tier 1) nor too thin (like Tier 3).

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Paper provided by Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy in its series CIRCLE Electronic Working Papers with number 2012/2.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 27 Feb 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:lucirc:2012_002

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